Year 2020
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Year 2020
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By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2020
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2020
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2020
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2020
Baha'i Holidays - 2020
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Hindu Holidays - 2020
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2020
Buddhist Holidays - 2020
Taoist & Shinto
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2020
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2020
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2020
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2020
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
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Peace /
Disarmament
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
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Meteor Showers - 2020
Visible Planets - 2020
Astrological Periods - 2020
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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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May 2020...

* 4/21 to 5/2: Ridvan--Baha’i celebration of Baha’u’llah’s declaration identifying himself as the New Prophet. Ridvan Truce. * 4/23 eve to 5/23 eve: Ramadan--Muslim month of purification by self-reflection, fasting from sunrise to sunset, peace-making, and helping those in need. Ramadan Truce (through Eid al-Fitr). * 4/26 to 5/3: Mayan Rain Festival--honoring Rain God Chac and His attendant Chacmool, and welcoming the fructifying rains. * 4/28 to 5/3: Floralia--Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. * 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. * 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 eve to 5/4 eve: Mid-Spring/May Day/Walpurgis--Celebrates sacred love and the flowering vegetation by gathering flowers and dancing around a Maypole. * 5/1: Christian feast celebrating the sacred marriage of Blessed Mary and St. Joseph. * 5/1: Law Day--Day to celebrate rule of law and freedom from authoritarian rule. Where there is rule of law, the military, the police, civilian government officials, and the people are all subject to the law, and enforcement of the law is uniform. * 5/1: Birthday of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Catholic mystic and evolutionary who experienced the union of consciousness with all Nature. * 5/1: Day Pope John Paul II affirmed that capitalism must be tempered by social justice and restrained by human rights and environmental laws (1991). * 5/1 to 5/4: Zuni Green Corn Dance--welcoming back the Corn Maidens, who flee the land during the Winter. * 5/1 to 5/31: May originally dedicated to Old Roman Goddess Maia; later dedicated to Christian Lady Mary - Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. * 5/2: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that everything you do, or fail to do, affects all sentient beings. * 5/2 eve to 5/3 eve: Remembrance day for Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (d. 619 or 623), Mother of Islam - first convert to Islam, partner of Prophet Muhammad in monogamous marriage, mother of Fatimah, and liberated businesswoman. * 5/2 eve to 5/6 eve (5/4 peak): Eta Aquarid Meteor Showers. * 5/3: Taue Matsuri--Shinto rice-planting festival. * 5/3: World Press Freedom Day--Day to recognize the importance of a free, independent, pluralistic media world-wide, as a fundamental human right and essential to democracy. * 5/3 to 5/9: Week honoring our professional federal, state, and local government employees, who make our constitutional democracy work ‑ free of corruption, partisanship, nepotism, and discrimination. * 5/4: Birthday of Horace Mann (1796), advocate for universal nonsectarian education. * 5/5: Cinco de Mayo--Day celebrating Mexico’s victory over occupying French forces; day to mourn Hispanic victims of exploitation (past and present), make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Hispanic Americans. * 5/6: Shepherd’s Day--Day to meditate on Deity as Lord of Animals. * 5/7 (6:45 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon) (Taurus Full Moon). * 5/7: National Day of Prayer--Day to pray for freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and separation of religion and government throughout the world. * 5/8: Christian feast of St. Julian of Norwich (d. 1419), mystic who believed Deity to be Father and Mother, everywhere in everything. * 5/9: Spring Migratory Bird Day. * 5/9: Day the world’s nations committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which are causing climate change (1992); day to mourn the failure to reduce these emissions. * 5/9 eve: Vigil for lost mothers; night of mourning and healing. * 5/10: Mothers’ Day--Day to give love and thanks to all mothers; day for all mothers to celebrate motherhood and contemplate their sacred duty to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children. * 5/10: Death day of Theodore Parker (1860), Unitarian slavery abolitionist and social justice activist. * 5/12: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Conservative Judaism (1985). * 5/13: Day the Humanist Manifesto was published (1933). It exhorts people to affirm life, not deny it; engage life, not flee from it; and work towards the happiness of self and all. * 5/14 (Obs. 4/29): Israel’s Independence Day (1948). Israel’s founding document promises ethnic, religious, and gender equality. * 5/15: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Ochossi, Orisha of Animals. * 5/15: Endangered Species Day--Day to advocate for preservation of endangered species and their habitats. * 5/15: Family Day. * 5/16: Day to mourn Chairman Mao Zedong's “Cultural Revolution” in China (1966). * 5/17: Dakinis’ Day--Day Tantric Buddhists make offerings to the Dakinis and Mother Tantra; day to unite will and power to manifest positive social change and environmental healing. * 5/17: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as ‘Azamat - Grandeur. * 5/17: Day the Supreme Court concluded that ethnic-based segregation of schools violates the U.S. Constitution (1954). * 5/18: Feast of Old Greek God Pan, who represents the masculine in Nature and protects men throughout their lives. * 5/18 to 5/20: Rogation Days--Christian days of prayer for bountiful crops, sustainable development, and healing of environmental abuses. * 5/19: Old Celtic/Irish feast in which sacred healing wells and springs were adorned with flowers in honor of Goddess Brigid, daughter of Mother Goddess Danu and Father God Dagda. * 5/19: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Reconstructionist Judaism (1974). * 5/19 eve: Laylat al-Qadr/Night of Power--Commemorates the first revelation of the Qur’an to Muslim Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel in 610 CE. The Qur’an says: “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” * 5/20: Day the Supreme Court concluded that, under the U.S. Constitution, freedom of religious belief is absolute, but the freedom to act on that belief is subject to nondiscriminatory laws intended to promote public safety and health (1940). * 5/20: Day the Supreme Court recognized that discrimination against lesbians and gays violates the U.S. Constitution (1996). * 5/21: Beginning of Gemini (the Twins/Lovers/Partners). * 5/21: Cultural Diversity Day--Day to celebrate cultural differences. * 5/21 (OC 5/28): Ascension Day--Christian feast marking Lord Jesus’ ascension into Heaven. * 5/21: Death day of Jane Addams (1935), social worker, feminist, and peace advocate. * 5/22 (1:38 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 5/22: Biological Diversity Day--Day to recognize that the survival of humanity is dependent on the survival of the many diverse species on the Earth. * 5/22: Vigil for peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Yemen, in the throes of civil war. * 5/22 to 5/25: Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the strawberry harvest. Iroquois consider themselves kin to all of Nature. * 5/22 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Virgin into the Mother. * 5/23: Birthday of Margaret Fuller (1810), Transcendentalist and feminist who argued that women, as well as men, have immortal souls. * 5/23 eve to 5/26 eve: Eid al-Fitr--Muslim festival celebrating the end of Ramadan. * 5/25: Memorial Day--Day to honor all soldiers who fought honorably and died in war, to mourn all of war’s victims, and to contemplate all the horrors of war. * 5/25: Day Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism (1995). * 5/26 eve to 5/27 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros--Day to honor love and passion. * 5/27: Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907), biologist who began the environmental movement. * 5/28: Day to mourn the forced relocation of eastern Native Americans from their traditional tribal lands to the western prairies. 4,000 Cherokees died on the “Trail of Tears” in 1838‑1839. * 5/28 eve to 5/30 eve: Shavuot/Feast of First Fruits--Jewish festival of thanksgiving for the first fruits of the grain harvest. Originally, loaves of bread were offered to Elohim. * 5/29: Vigil for peace, freedom of religion, and respect for the human rights of all in Nigeria, where Boko Haram commits abuses in the name of religion. * 5/29: Death day of Baha’i Prophet Baha’u’llah (1892). Baha’u’llah believed Deity to be male, female, and beyond gender. * 5/30: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara, protector against evil and harm. * 5/31 (OC 6/7): Pentecost/Whitsunday--Christian feast celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the male and female disciples of Lord Jesus; honors Her as the Paraclete, Grace, Wisdom, Justice, and Providence. * 5/31: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven. * 5/31 eve: Vigil for lost spouses/partners; night of mourning and healing.

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2020
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2019 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com