Year 2021
Calendar
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Year 2021
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2021
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2021
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2021
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2021
Baha'i Holidays - 2021
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Hindu Holidays - 2021
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2021
Buddhist Holidays - 2021
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2021
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2021
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2021
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2021
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2021
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2021
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
- 2021
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipses & Helions
- 2021
Meteor Showers - 2021
Visible Planets - 2021
Astrological Periods - 2021
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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 2021...

* 2/17 to 4/3 (OC 3/15 to 4/23): Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. Lenten Truce (through Easter). * 3/27 eve to 4/4 eve: Passover/Pesach--Jewish festival recalling their deliverance from slavery in Egypt and celebrating freedom from oppression. Passover Truce. * 4/1: Veneralia--Old Roman festival celebrating Venus (Goddess of Peace) vanquishing Mars (God of War) with love. * 4/1 (OC 4/29): Maundy Thursday/Last Supper of Savior Jesus--He washed the feet of His male and female disciples, gave them bread and wine as His body and blood, told them to love one another, and told of the Paraclete who would come after Him. * 4/1: Vigil for freedom of religion in Iran. * 4/1: Day that same-sex marriage was first legally recognized (2001). * 4/2 (OC 4/30): Passion Friday--Fast day to mourn the torture and killing of Savior Jesus by civil and religious authorities, and to contemplate the sacrifice made for the liberation and redemption of all. * 4/2: Day the Arms Trade Treaty was adopted to foster peace and security in areas of conflict and to prevent human rights abusers and law of war violators from obtaining arms (2013). * 4/3: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that the joys and suffering of others are your joys and suffering. * 4/3 (OC 5/1): Holy Saturday--Vigil remembering Savior Jesus in His cave tomb. * 4/4 (OC 5/2): Easter/Pascha--Christian celebration of Lord Jesus’ resurrection by the power of the Holy Spirit. * 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: 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. * 4/8: Holocaust Remembrance Day--Day to mourn Jewish victims of genocide and anti-Semitism, make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Jewish Americans - and Jews everywhere. * 4/9: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Jalal - Glory. * 4/11 (9:31 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 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). * 4/11 to 4/14: Iroquois Thunder Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the rains. Iroquois believe Awenhai/Sky Woman descended from the Sky and created Earth. * 4/12: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Orthodox Judaism (2006). * 4/12 eve to 5/12 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). * 4/13: Day the Fishery Conservation and Management Act was enacted (1976); day to give thanks for the fish and seafood we eat. * 4/13 to 4/21: Navaratri--Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess Maha Devi as Gauri - life, growth, and fruition. Tantric Hindus recognize gender equality and reject caste. * 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 4/22): Old Norse Summer Days Feast--Offerings were made to the Deities (particularly Odin, Thor, and Freyr) for success, peace, and plenty. * 4/15: Tax Day--Day to give back to the community for the benefits of community. Give from your own abundance for the betterment of all. * 4/15 eve to 4/16 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Aphrodite--Day to honor peace and compassion. * 4/16: Goddess Kushmanda Mata is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. She created the Universe, the Tri-Deva (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva), and the Tri-Devi (Sarasvati, Lakshmi, and Kali). * 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. * 4/17 eve to 4/18 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis, who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives. * 4/19 to 4/27: Navapad Oli--Jain period of fasting, recitation of holy scripture, and meditation on the principles of right knowledge, right faith, right conduct, and right penance. * 4/19 eve to 4/20 eve: Feast of God Poseidon, Goddess Amphritrite, and all Old Greek Gods and Goddesses of the seas. * 4/20: Beginning of Taurus (the Bull/Cow/Calf). * 4/20: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Deities Avalokitesvara and Green Tara, consciousness and empowerment of Compassion. Buddhists recognize the equality of all sentient beings. * 4/20: Day of the Columbine High School massacre (1999). Day to mourn all those killed in schools due to American gun culture, the legal and parental failure to deny children access to firearms, and the tolerance of bullying in schools. * 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 to 4/21: Ramanavami--Birthday of Hindu God Rama (avatar of Vishnu), protector of beloved wife, Goddess Sita (avatar of Lakshmi). * 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 to 5/2: Ridvan--Baha’i celebration of Baha’u’llah’s declaration identifying himself as the New Prophet. Ridvan Truce. * 4/21 eve to 4/22 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. * 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). * 4/22: Day to take your children to work to teach them the value of self-sufficiency. * 4/23: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Ogun, Orisha of Self-reliance and Industrious Labor. * 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. * 4/25: Day commemorating the birth of Mahavira Vardhamana Jnatrputra (599 BCE), founder of the Jain faith. Jainas avoid aggression and practice harmlessness, simplicity, and charity to attain enlightenment and unity with Deity. * 4/26 (10:31 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn‑Planting Moon) (Taurus Full Moon). * 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: 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 to 5/3: Floralia--Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. * 4/29: Day production and use of chemical weapons was outlawed world-wide (1997); day to mourn their victims. * 4/30: Arbor Day--Day to honor trees, to plant trees, and to meditate on Deity manifesting as trees. * 4/30: Birthday of Hosea Ballou (1771), Deist Universalist who preached that all are Deity’s beloved children. * 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 5/5 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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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2021
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2020 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com