Year 2010
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Year 2010
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2010
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2010
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2010
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2010
Baha'i Holidays - 2010
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Hindu Holidays - 2010
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2010
Buddhist Holidays - 2010
Taoist & Shinto
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2010
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2010
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2010
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
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- 2010
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2010
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2010
Meteor Showers - 2010
Visible Planets - 2010
Astrological Periods - 2010
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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 2010...

* 2/17 to 4/3 (OC 2/15 to 3/26): Lent. * 4/1: Veneralia--Old Roman festival celebrating Venus (Goddess of Peace) vanquishing Mars (God of War) with love. * 4/1 (OC 4/1): 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 4/2): 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. * 4/3: Chinese Buddhist festival of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin; celebrates Her "birth". She declared women the spiritual equals of men. * 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 4/3): Holy Saturday--Vigil remembering Savior Jesus in His cave tomb. * 4/4 (OC 4/4): 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: Zen Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s birth (563 BCE). Buddhists study sacred texts, meditate, pray, chant mantras, and make devotional offerings to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. * 4/9: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Jalal - Glory. * 4/11: Holocaust Remembrance Day--Day to mourn Jewish victims of genocide and anti-Semitism, make peace, and celebrate empowerment of Jewish Americans - and Jews everywhere. * 4/11: 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. * 4/12: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Orthodox Judaism (2006). * 4/12 eve to 4/13 eve: Celebration day for Muhyi ad-Din Ibn El-Arabi (d. 1240), Sufi saint who honored Deity as a unity manifested in all Nature, both genders, and countless forms. * 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 (8:29 a.m. EDT): New Moon. * 4/14: Shakyamuni Buddha Day--Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on the Buddha’s teachings and strive to fulfill the Precepts. The Buddha taught an Eightfold Path to enlightenment - right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. * 4/14: Cetacean Day--Day to honor all creatures of the sea and to meditate on Deity manifesting as sea creatures - Goddess as Delphine/Dolphin (Old Greek) & Sgana/Orca Whale (Haida); and God as Qolqalg Odai/Salmon (Haida). * 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 4/17: Iroquois Thunder Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the rains. * 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. * 4/17: Akshay Tritiya--Final day of Jain fast; day of Jain pilgrimage. * 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. * 4/19 eve to 4/20 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis, who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives. * 4/20: Beginning of Taurus (the Bull/Cow/Calf). * 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 God Poseidon, Goddess Amphritrite, and all Old Greek Gods and Goddesses of the seas. * 4/21 to 5/2: Ridvan--Baha’i celebration of Baha’u’llah’s declaration identifying himself as the New Prophet. * 4/22: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Deities Avalokitesvara and Green Tara, consciousness and empowerment of Compassion. Buddhists recognize the equality of all sentient beings. * 4/22: Earth Day--Day to honor the Earth and to meditate on Deity manifesting as Mother Earth. * 4/22: Day to take your children to work to teach them the value of self-sufficiency. * 4/22: Day the world's nations guaranteed asylum to those persecuted in their homelands on account of their ethnicity, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group (1954). * 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. * 4/26: 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 (8:18 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon). * 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: 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 - Goddess as Helice/Willow (Old Greek), Yggdrasill/Ash (Old Norse) & Asherah/Palm (Old Canaanite-Hebrew). * 4/30: Birthday of Hosea Ballou (1771), Deist Universalist who preached that all are Deity’s beloved children. * 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 2010
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2009 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com