dedicated to Roman God-Goddess
Janus-Jana,who knows both past and future.
| 1 New Year's Day
Tewa Turtle Dance--celebrating life and the first creation, when Sky Father embraced Earth Mother and all life was conceived.
Bertha (German Goddess),
Japanese Household Gods,
Zeus and Hera-Greek
Jupiter and Juno-Roman,
Fortuna-a day of offering to the Roman goddess, of women, fortune and fertility,
Gamelia festival (luck and joy-Greek),
Three fates night.
World Peace Day- Day to meditate for peace throughout the world.
Anno Novo-This is the New Year day. Janus, who is bifrons (with two faces looking at opposing directions) looks back at the past year and looks ahead at the arriving new year. When Ovidius asks Janus why the year does not start in Spring (as it did in remote times), Janus answers that "midwinter is the beginning of the new Sun and the end of the old one. Phoebus and the year take their start from the same point" This day is a day of vows and gifts, when one should only say words of good augury. The people throws coins during the vows to bring good luck.
Perihelion of the Earth
| 2 Advent of Isis-the
Egyptian goddess of love also known as Aphrodite, Astarte, Ishtar
Inanna’s Day-birth of Our Lady who is a Sumerian goddess, the princess of earth and queen of heaven
Benten- Japan-financial luck
San Ga Nichi- three nights without sweeping
| 3 Compitalia-Roman festival
celebrates the household gods, the Lares Compitales (Lares of
the crossroads). It is an agricultural festival that takes place at the
crossroads between the farms of the countryside surrounding Rome.
Hekate- Feast of Greek Goddess who guides all through transitions and crisis.
The Deer Mothers(Native American Spirit-Goddesses),
Lenaia Festival (Greek),
Pueblo Deer Dances
| 4 Gamelion Noumenia-Old
Greek festival honoring all the Gods and Goddesses
Day ethnic discrimination was outlawed world-wide (1969); day to mourn all manifestations of racism.
Sacrifice to the Seven Stars (Korea)
| 5 Kore’s Day
Befana-Feast of Old Roman Goddess, of the old woman who flies on a broom, bringing gifts to all good children
| 6 Epiphany of Persephone
Feast of the Charites-Day to honor the Old Greek Goddesses of beneficence
Twelfth night- the day by which the debris of the Yule feast must be cleared away.
Day of the Triple Goddess (Celtic),
Feast of Kore-held overnight between January fifth and sixth to prepare for Persephone's rise into the world after six months in Hades
Babu-patron of midwives
| 7 Sekhmet
Themis- Goddess of Justice
Aphrodite- Feast of Greek Goddess to honor peace and compassion.
Nanakusa (Seven Grasses)
| 8 Justita- the Roman
goddess of justice
Gynikokratea-Greek festival of midwives
| 9 Isis
| 10 Day of Freyja
Iroquois Feast of Dreams
| 11 Plough Monday-
traditionally the day to return to work after the Yule
Carmentalia- Roman festival celebrating the Camentae, nymphs of prophesy. two day festival in honour of Carmentis, a Goddess of childbirth and Prophecy. Into her shrine, it is unlawful to bear leather, for it reminds death and the slaughter of animals. The prayers offered to her invoke the mysterious Carmentes (Goddesses Porrima and Postverta) who preside the birth. Porrima presides the birth when the baby's head comes first. Postversa presides the birth when the feet of the baby come first. Some interpret those Goddesses as presiding destiny, one presiding over the past and the other over the future, being thus associated with Janus to whom the month of Januarius is sacred.
Juturnae- the divinity of fountains and prophetic waters.
| 12 St. Distaff's day
Frigg-the wife of Odin and the goddess of the sky, who is said to know the future of human-kind-sacred day.
The Lares (Roman Household Gods),
Festival of Saravasti (India),
| 13 Tiugunde day-England.
On this day New Year's observances such as wassailing are performed.
Midvintersblót- Norse rite of the mid-winter's offering
Runic half-month of Peorth begins.
Tiu(Ancient Teutonic Chief God, Ruler of the Year),
Feast of Brewing Midwinter's Offering
| 14 Surya (Indian
God of the Sun)
| 15 Carmentalia-The second
Roman festival, celebrating the Camentae, the nymphs of prophesy.
especially pleasing to the Gods
| 16 Concordia-The festival
of the Roman goddess for harmonious relationships.
Betoro Bromo(Indonesian God of Fire)
| 17 Felicitas-sacred
to the Roman goddess of good fortune
| 18 Navajo Sing--Festival
in preparation for the coming agricultural season; celebrated with
prayer, chanting, dancing, and healing. Navajos believe Naste Estsan/Spider
Woman helped twin brothers Naymezyani and Tobadzistsini
defeat the powers of evil.
Zao Jun(Chinese Kitchen-God),
Theogamia of Hera (Greek)
| 19 World Religions Day-Day
to contemplate all religions as different paths to the one universal
Deity of many names and aspects.
Druid New Year
Thor (Norse God of Thunder and Lightning),
Thorrablottar/Husband's Day (Iceland)
| 20 St. Agnes Eve,
Grandmother's Day (Bulgaria),
Bab Den- the grandmother,
MidWinter Blot (Midvinters)
| 21 Celtic tree month
of Luis begins,
Saint Agnes' day- a time for divination by fire,
Yngona (Danish Goddess)
| 22 St. Vincent's
day-a christianization of Apollo, the sun god, who is also
the god of archery, agriculture, animal husbandry, crops, cattle, farmers,
shepherds, sheep, poetry, medicine, prophesy and ethics,
Festival of the Muses,
| 23 Goddess month
of Bridhe begins today,
Day of Hathor (Egyptian Cow-Headed Goddess)
| 24 St. Paul’s
Ekeko (Aymara Indian God of Prosperity),
Blessing of the Candle of the Happy Women (Hungary),
Druid Feast of Brewing,
Sementivae/ Paganalia- Festival of Sowing celebrated in the end of January. Cakes are offered on the hearths of the households. People pray to Tellus and Ceres for the protection of the seeds against the birds, the ants, cold , rust, bad weather and ryegrass. Roman festival of sowing, honoring Earth Goddess Terra (Greek Gaia), Grain Goddess Ceres (Greek Demeter), and Seed Goddess Proserpina (Greek Persephone). 1/24 to 2/1
| 25 Disting- the
feast of the Disir- Norse guardian goddess, in old runic calendars,
St. Paul’s Day
Feast of Amen-Amenet-Egyptian creating and destroying God-Goddess-as the eternal transformer. Egyptians perceived the many Gods and Goddesses to be aspects of the one God-Goddess Neter-Neteret. 1/25 to 1/30
| 27 Day of Ishtar
(Assyrian/Bablyonian Goddess of Love and War),
|28 The runic half-month of Elhaz begins The rune Elhaz signifies power and sanctuary|
| 29 Irene,
Parade of Unicorns (Vietnamese)
Up-Helly-AA (Norse) Burn Ritual
| 30 Pax Festival
of peace This day is dedicated to the Roman goddess Augusta.
Sementivae Feria (Roman)
| 31 February
Disting Night- Disir (Norse Guardian Goddesses),
The Norns- Urd, Verdandi and Skuld, who sit by the Well of Urd under the tree Yggdrasil and determine the fates of men and gods.
Kuan Yin(Chinese Goddess of Healing and Mercy)
Iroquois Midwinter Festival,
St. Brigid's Day- Celtic/Irish feast of Goddess Brigid; merged with the Christian feast of
St. Brigid. Fires were lit to welcome Her as She traveled about blessing fields, animals, and people.
Old European Lunar New Year-Celebration of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons) being transformed from the Crone into the Virgin; celebrated with ritual bathing of divine images. 1/31 eve to 2/3 eve
Mid-Winter/Groundhog's Day/Candlemas-Festival marking the transformation from death to life - the beginning of the agricultural year, awakening of hibernating animals, and return of migrating birds and fish. Observed with a candlelight procession to bless fields and seeds, recognition of newborns, and contemplation of life. 1/31 eve to 2/4 eve