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F E S T I V A L S  and  C E L E B R A T I O N S   2 0 1 6- 2017

New Years Eve/ New Years Day
New Year’s Day ~ January 1st

Last Day of Hanukkah ~ January 1st

Tu Bi-Shevat, Festival of the Trees ~ begins sunset February 10th, ends sunset February 11th*

Chinese New Year ~ January 28th - February 11th heralds in the Year of the Rooster here*

Imbolc/Mid-Winter
Brigid, Brigit, Brighid's Day ~ February 1st herehere

Groundhog Day ~ February 2nd

Candlemas ~ February 2nd here

Mardi Gras ~ Tuesday February 10th* (46 days before Easter)

Ash Wednesday ~ lent begins Wednesday February 11th

Lincoln’s Birthday ~ February 12th

Valentine's Day ~ February 14th herehere


Washington’s Birthday ~ February 15th

Ash Wednesday ~ March 1st

Saint Patrick's Day ~ March 17th


Equinox/Spring
Spring Equinox ~ March 20th

Passover ~ begins at sunset April 10th, ends at sunset Saturday April *

Palm Sunday ~ April 9th

Easter Sunday ~ April 16th*

April Fool's Day ~ April 1st

Beltane/Mid-Spring
May Day ~ May 1st

Cinco de Mayo ~ May 5th

Memorial Day ~ May 29th

Solstice/Summer
Flag Day ~ June 14th 

Summer Solstice ~ Monday June 20th

St. John's Tide/ Midsummer ~ June 24th

Independence Day ~ July 4th

Lammas/Mid-Summer
Lammas-Loaf Mass ~ August 1st


Garlic Sunday

Labor Day ~ September 5th

Equinox/Autumn

Autumn Equinox ~ September 22nd

Michaelmas: Feast of Saint Michael ~ September 29th


Rosh Hashanah ~ begins at sundown October 2nd, ends at sundown October 4th*

Columbus, Indigenous Peoples Day ~ October 10th

Yom Kippur ~ begins at sundown October 11th, ends at sundown October 12 *


Sukkot ~ begins at sundown on October 16th, ends at sundown on October 23rd

Canadian Thanksgiving ~ October 10th*


Samhain/Mid-Autumn/All Hallow’s Tide

Dia de los Meurtos ~ November November 1st and 2nd

All Saints Day ~ November 1st


All Souls Day ~ November 2nd

Daylight Savings begins ~ November 6th

November 8th ~ Election Day

Martinmas: Feast of Saint Martin ~ November 11th


Family Celebration and Lantern Tutorial


Song, Story and Baking Volarens


Late Autumn

Thanksgiving ~ Thursday November 24th*

Advent ~ began Sunday November 27th*

Saint Nicholas Day: Feast of Saint Nicholas ~ December 6th


Santa Lucia Day: Feast of Saint Lucy ~ December 13th


Winter Solstice ~ December 21st

Hanukkah ~ begins at sundown on December 24th, ends at sundown January 1 *

Yuletide ~ Christmastide

Christmas Eve ~ December 24th

Christmas Day ~ December 25th

The Twelve Days of Christmas/ The Twelve Holy Nights from Christmas to Epiphany


St. Stephen ~ December 26th, mentioned in the Christmas Carol Good King Wenceslas, here

Old Year’s Eve ~ December 30th ~ a time for saying goodbye to the old year

Epiphany or Three Kings Day ~ January 6th

*  dates that change each year

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