Date Guide for Witches & Pagans

The 8 Pagan Holidays 

Northern Hemisphere

Imbolc – Feb. 2
Ostara – Mar. 21/22
Beltane – Apr. 30/May 1
Litha – June 21/22

Lammas – Jul. 31/Aug. 1
Mabon – Sept. 21/22
Samhain – Oct. 31
Yule – Dec. 21/22

Southern Hemisphere Dates

Lammas – Feb 1st/2nd
Mabon – March 21st
Samhain – April 30th/May 1st
Yule – June 21st

Imbolc – August 1st
Ostara – September 21st/22nd
Beltane – Oct 31st/Nov 1st
Litha – Dec 21st/22nd

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Samhain – New Years Day

  • October 31st at sundown  
  • Also known as Samhain or All Hallow’s Eve.

This is New Years on the Druid calendar. The wall between earth and the underworld is thin at this time of year. On  Halloween night, the wall opens. Samhain, the Lord of  Darkness,  rises from the underworld. He roams the world looking for lost souls. It is an evil and wicked night, a perfect night for a witch to celebrate New Years! 

Yule – Winter Solstice 

  • December 21st
  • Also known as Yule.
  • This is the shortest day of the year. And, conversely, the longest night.  

Witches and warlocks celebrate the birth of the Sun God, as from this point forward the days get longer. Wiccan celebrations include Yule logs, Yule trees and Mistletoe. Sounds a little like Christmas , huh!?! Yes!


  • February 2nd  

This day honors the Brigid, the goddess of fertility, fire and healing. It is also a time of increasing strength for the sun god. This Wiccan holiday coincides with Candlemas and Ground Hog’s Day. 


  • March 21st
  •  Spring Equinox.

The German goddess Eostre, goddess of Fertility is honored. 


  • May 1st Previously celebrated on May 5,
  • Beltane was moved to May 1st to coincide with May Day.

This is a high holiday in celebration of the god and goddess of fertility. Eggs are a sign of fertility, and a symbol of this day. Early summer warmth is in the air. 

Summer Solstice or Litha 

  • June 21st 

This day celebrates the sun god at his highest point. Nighttime has been dominated by daylight. 

Lammas or Harvest Eve

  • July 31st This holiday celebrates the first harvest. 

Feast of Mabon

  • September 21st
  • The Autumn equinox has arrived.




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