Year 2018
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2018
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2018
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2018
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2018
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2018
Baha'i Holidays - 2018
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Hindu Holidays - 2018
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2018
Buddhist Holidays - 2018
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2018
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2018
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2018
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2018
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2018
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2018
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2018
Meteor Showers - 2018
Visible Planets - 2018
Astrological Periods - 2018
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Experiential Meditations
(for lunar cycles

throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
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April 2018...

* 3/30 eve to 4/7 eve: Passover/Pesach--Jewish festival recalling their deliverance from slavery in Egypt and celebrating freedom from oppression. Passover Truce. * 4/1 (OC 4/8): Easter/Pascha--Christian celebration of Lord Jesus’ resurrection by the power of the Holy Spirit. * 4/1: Veneralia--Old Roman festival celebrating Venus (Goddess of Peace) vanquishing Mars (God of War) with love. * 4/1: Vigil for freedom of religion in Iran. * 4/1: Day that same-sex marriage was first legally recognized (2001). * 4/2: Day the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted (2013), to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, to foster peace and security in areas of conflict, and to prevent human rights abusers and law of war violators from obtaining arms. * 4/4: Chinese Buddhist festival of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin; celebrates Her “birth.” She declared women the spiritual equals of men. * 4/6: Day the Hutus began genocidal massacres of Tutsis in Rwanda (1994); vigil for true peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Africa. * 4/7: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that the joys and suffering of others are your joys and suffering. * 4/7: World Health Day--Day to pray for healing of all those chronically and seriously ill; day to advocate for adequate health care for all. * 4/7: Birthday of William Wordsworth (1770), poet and mystic who found connection with Deity while communing with Nature. * 4/7: Birthday of William Ellery Channing (1780), Unitarian who believed all concepts of Deity to be aspects of the one Deity, and preached religious tolerance. * 4/8: Hana Matsuri--Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Flowers. * 4/9: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Jalal - Glory. * 4/11: Day Pope John XXIII called for world peace, recognition of human rights, and justice under law (1963). He recognized that peace will only be realized when social justice is realized. * 4/11: Day France banned Islamic face coverings, undermining Muslim women’s autonomy and freedom of religious expression (2011). * 4/12: Holocaust Remembrance Day--Day to mourn Jewish victims of genocide and anti-Semitism, make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Jewish Americans - and Jews everywhere. * 4/12: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Orthodox Judaism (2006). * 4/12 eve: Laylat al-Mi’raj--Commemorates the night journey of Muslim Prophet Muhammad to heaven. * 4/13: Day the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was enacted (1976); day to give thanks for the fish and seafood we eat. * 4/14: Cetacean Day--Day to honor all creatures of the sea and to meditate on Deity manifesting as sea creatures. * 4/14: Day the Sikh Khalsa was created (1699). Men and women initiated into the Khalsa seek harmony with the Divine through introspection and service to the dispossessed. * 4/14 to 4/25 (I 4/19): Old Norse Summer Days Feast--Offerings were made to the Deities (particularly Odin, Thor, and Freyr) for success, peace, and plenty. * 4/15 (9:57 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 4/15: Tax Day--Day to give back to the community for the benefits of community. * 4/15 to 4/18: Iroquois Thunder Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the rains. Iroquois believe Awenhai/Sky Woman descended from the Sky and created Earth. * 4/17: Day Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge, who caused the deaths of more than a million civilians (1975); vigil for true peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in East Asia. * 4/18: Akshay Tritiya--Final day of Jain fast; day of Jain pilgrimage. * 4/19 eve to 4/20 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Aphrodite--Day to honor peace and compassion. * 4/20: Beginning of Taurus (the Bull/Cow/Calf). * 4/20: Beginning of the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster (2010), which showed why oil drilling off the coast is a threat to the environment. * 4/20 eve to 4/23 eve (4/21 peak): Lyrid Meteor Showers. * 4/21: Birthday of John Muir (1838), naturalist and conservationist. * 4/21 eve to 4/22 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis, who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives. * 4/21 to 5/2: Ridvan--Baha’i celebration of Baha’u’llah’s declaration identifying himself as the New Prophet. Ridvan Truce. * 4/22: Earth Day--Day to honor the Earth and to meditate on Deity manifesting as Mother Earth. * 4/22: Day the world’s nations guaranteed asylum to those persecuted in their homelands (1954). * 4/23: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Ogun, Orisha of Self-reliance and Industrious Labor. * 4/23: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Deities Avalokitesvara and Green Tara, consciousness and empowerment of Compassion. Buddhists recognize the equality of all sentient beings. * 4/23 eve to 4/24 eve: Feast of God Poseidon, Goddess Amphritrite, and all Old Greek Gods and Goddesses of the seas. * 4/24: Day the genocidal massacres of Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians began in Ottoman Turkey (1915); vigil for true peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Greater Anatolia. * 4/26: Day to take your children to work to teach them the value of self-sufficiency. * 4/26: Beginning of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (1986), which showed why nuclear power is not a safe energy source. * 4/26 to 5/3: Mayan Rain Festival--honoring Rain God Chac and His attendant Chacmool, and welcoming the fructifying rains. * 4/27: Arbor Day--Day to honor trees, to plant trees, and to meditate on Deity manifesting as trees. * 4/27: Death day of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882), Transcendentalist Unitarian who believed in equality, self reliance, and the immanence of Deity in humans and in all Nature. * 4/28: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Jamal - Beauty. * 4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia--Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. * 4/29 (8:58 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon). * 4/29: Day production and use of chemical weapons was outlawed world-wide (1997); day to mourn their victims. * 4/30: Birthday of Hosea Ballou (1771), Deist Universalist who preached that all are Deity’s beloved children. * 4/30 eve: Nisfu Sha’ban--Muslim night of repentance for all harm done. * 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 to 5/4: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Khshathra Vairya, creator and protector of the Sky. Zoroastrians worship the one transcendent and immanent Deity Ahura Mazda, who is symbolized by a sacred fire. * 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.

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2018
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2017 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com