4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia–Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers.
4/30 eve to 5/2 eve: Beltaine–Old Celtic/Welsh feast of Blodeuwedd (Goddess of Flowers) and Llew (the Oak King – God of the waxing Sun).
4/30 eve to 5/5 eve: Mid-Spring/May Day/Walpurgis–Celebrates sacred love and the flowering vegetation by gathering flowers and dancing around a Maypole.
5/1: Christian feast celebrating the sacred marriage of Blessed Mary and St. Joseph.
5/1: Birthday of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Catholic mystic and evolutionary who experienced the union of consciousness with all Nature.
5/1 to 5/4: Zuni Green Corn Dance–welcoming back the Corn Maidens, who flee the land during the Winter.
5/1 to 5/31: May originally dedicated to Old Roman Goddess Maia; later dedicated to Christian Lady Mary – Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate.
5/2 eve to 5/6 eve (5/4 peak): Eta Aquarid Meteor Showers.
5/4 (6:45 p.m. EDT): New Moon.
5/4: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that everything you do, or fail to do, affects all sentient beings.
5/4 to 5/7: Iroquois Corn-Planting Ceremony–in thanksgiving for the corn seed.
5/5 eve to 6/3 eve: Ramadan–Muslim month of purification by self-reflection, fasting from sunrise to sunset, peace-making, and helping those in need. Ramadan Truce (through Eid al-Fitr).
5/8: Christian feast of St. Julian of Norwich (d. 1419), mystic who believed Deity to be Father and Mother, everywhere in everything.
5/8 eve to 5/9 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros–Day to honor love and passion.
5/11: Spring Migratory Bird Day.
5/11 eve: Vigil for lost mothers; night of mourning and healing.
5/12: Mothers’ Day–Day to give love and thanks to all mothers; day for all mothers to celebrate motherhood and contemplate their sacred duty to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children.
5/18 (5:11 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon).
5/18: Feast of Old Greek God Pan, who represents the masculine in Nature and protects men throughout their lives.
5/19: Old Celtic/Irish feast in which sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid, daughter of Mother Goddess Danu and Father God Dagda.
5/19: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Reconstructionist Judaism (1974).
5/21: Beginning of Gemini (the Twins/Lovers/Partners).
5/27: Memorial Day–Day to honor all soldiers who fought honorably and died in war, to mourn all of war’s victims, and to contemplate all the horrors of war.
5/27: Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907), biologist who began the environmental movement.
5/27 to 5/29: Rogation Days–Christian days of prayer for bountiful crops, sustainable development, and healing of environmental abuses.
5/29: Dakinis’ Day–Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakinis and Mother Tantra; day to unite will and power to manifest positive social change and environmental healing.
5/30 (OC 6/6): Ascension Day–Christian feast marking Lord Jesus’ ascension into Heaven.
5/31: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2019
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2018 Marija Miovski