Category Archives: Holidays

The Wiccan Wheel of the Year has eight holidays arranged around it; Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas and Mabon. These are the main festivals celebrated by Wiccans and they are called Sabbats. There are posts in this section offering information on each Sabbat, as well as the Esbats or full moon celebrations, and any other holidays or festivals of interest.


Mabon

Date: September 21 Other Names: Autumn Equinox Goddesses: Modron, Bona Dea, Persephone, Demeter, Ceres, Morgan, Epona, Pamona Gods: Mabon ap Modron, John Barleycorn, Wicker man, Thoth, Hermes, Hotei, Dionysus, Bacchus

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Lammas

Date: August 1 Other Names: Lughnasadh Goddesses: Dana, Tailltiu, Demeter, Ceres, Seelu, Isis, Luna Gods: Lugh, John Barleycorn, Lleu, Dagon, Tammuz, Dionysus, Tanu, Taranis

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Litha

Date: June 21 Other Names: Summer Solstice, Midsummer, St. John’s Eve Goddesses: Aphrodite, Astarte, Freya, Hathor, Ishtar, Venus Gods: Puck, Pan

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Beltane

Date: May 1 Other Names: May Day Goddesses: Flora, Diana, Artemis, Gods: Pan, The Green Man, Faunus

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Ostara

Date: March 21 Other Names: Spring Equinox, Eostra’s Day Goddesses: Aphrodite, Eostra, Ma-Ku, Lady of the Lake, Minerva, Isis, Rheda, Coatlicue Gods: Adonis, Ovis, Dylan, Odin, Osiris, Attis, Mithras

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