Year 2011
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
±±±±±±±±±±
Year 2011
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2011
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2011
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2011
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2011
Baha'i Holidays - 2011
±±±±±±±±±±
Hindu Holidays - 2011
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2011
Buddhist Holidays - 2011
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2011
±±±±±±±±±±
African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,

Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2011
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2011
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2011
±±±±±±±±±±
Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2011
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2011
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
- 2011
±±±±±±±±±±
Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2011
Meteor Showers - 2011
Visible Planets - 2011
Astrological Periods - 2011
±±±±±±±±±±
Experiential Meditations
(for lunar cycles

throughout the year)
Empowering Meditations
Action Offerings
(to help the environment 
& further social justice)
Art as Meditation
±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±±
You are viewing the 2011 calendar. View a different year. Return home.

 

March 2011...

* 3/1: Day the production and use of landmines was outlawed world-wide (1999); day to mourn their victims. * 3/1 to 3/31: Gender Equality Month--Time to honor both genders; time to meditate on the equality of women and men, on the respect due to both women and men, and on Goddess-God manifesting as woman and man. * 3/2: Great American Weigh In--Day to commit to a healthy diet and daily exercise. * 3/2: Beginning of the Prudhoe Bay oil spill (2006), which showed why oil pipelines are a threat to the environment. * 3/2 to 3/3: Mahashivaratri--Hindu fast, night vigil, and feast for God-Goddess Shiva-Shakti (union of Will and Power), who dances to create, destroy, and re-create the Universe. Tantric Hindus believe Shiva is within all men and Shakti within all women. * 3/2 to 3/8 (OC 2/21 to 2/27): Carnival/Meat Fare--Christian time of feasting, dancing, and revelry. * 3/2 to 3/20: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as ‘Ala’ - Loftiness. Followed by the Fast - time of purification by fasting from sunrise to sunset. * 3/3: Sojong Day--Tibetan Buddhist day of fasting, confession, and reparation for harm done. * 3/4 (3:46 p.m. EST): New Moon. * 3/4: Civics Education Day. Democracy can exist only with an educated electorate. * 3/4 to 3/7: Iroquois Maple Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the Maple tree and its sugar. * 3/5: Navigium Isidis--Old Romano-Egyptian festival honoring Goddess Isis as Lady of the Moon and Ruler of the Sea; celebrated with the launching of a boat of offerings. * 3/5: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that you are connected to each and every sentient being that has ever existed. * 3/5: Day commemorating the birth of Taoist Lao-Tzu (570? BCE). Taoists live simply and tranquilly, respect life, and recognize the equality of all. * 3/5 to 3/19: Losar/Tibetan Buddhist New Year (Year 2138: the Iron Hare) & Monlam Chenmo/Great Prayer Festival--Commemorates miracles performed by the Buddha. Rituals, dances, and sculptures are offered to drive out evil spirits and to protect and benefit all sentient beings. * 3/8: International Women’s Day--Day to mourn victims of gender-based oppression and misogyny (past and present), make peace, and celebrate women’s empowerment. * 3/9: Day slavery was outlawed world-wide (1927); day to mourn its continued existence. * 3/9 to 4/23 (OC 3/7 to 4/15): Ash Wednesday (Pure Monday) and Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. * 3/10: Death day of Harriet Tubman (1913), who risked her life to guide slaves to freedom. * 3/10 eve to 3/11 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis - as protector of wild animals, vegetation, and places. * 3/13 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time begins - set clocks ahead 1 hour. * 3/13: Birthday of Joseph Priestley (1733), Unitarian who found Biblical basis for belief in a unitary Deity, and believed Jesus to be Deity’s Great Prophet. * 3/14: Sikh New Year (Nanakshahi Era 543 begins). * 3/14 to 3/20: National Wildlife Week--Time to watch for wildlife in the wild. * 3/15: Corporate Tax Day--Day to give back to the community for the benefits of community. Corporations should adopt a triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit) to support the consumers, environment, and countries that support them. * 3/15 eve to 3/16 eve: Day commemorating the death of Abdul Qadir Jilani (1166), Sufi saint who was renown for his compassion, particularly for the poor. * 3/15 to 3/21: Old Anglo-Teutonic festival of Goddess Ostara, celebrating the annual rebirth. Her Hare gave gifts of eggs - signifying rebirth. * 3/16 to 3/20: Holi--Hindu festival celebrating the courting of God Shiva by Goddess Parvati, and the efforts on Her behalf by Kama (God of Love) and Rati (Goddess of Passion). Shaivas are devoted to God Shiva in all His aspects. * 3/16 to 3/20: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Spenta Mainyu, creator and protector of humans. * 3/16 eve to 3/20 eve: Jewish fast of Esther, Shabbat, and fest of Purim--Recalls a planned massacre of Persian Jews and their deliverance by Queen Esther; time for helping those in need. * 3/17: St. Patrick’s Day--Old European festival marking rebirth of Viridios/the Green Man/Green George (God as deciduous vegetation); merged with the Christian feast of St. Patrick. * 3/18: Day the first bat mitzvah occurred - in Reconstructionist Judaism (1922). * 3/18: Day the first woman served as imam, leading a public, mixed-gender, Muslim congregation in Jum’ah prayer, and delivering the sermon (2005). * 3/19 (2:10 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Leaf/Seedling Moon). * 3/19: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Osanyin, Orisha of Deciduous Vegetation. * 3/19: Christian feast of St. Joseph, partner of Blessed Mary and foster-father of Blessed Jesus - honors him as nurturer, teacher, protector, and guide of all fathers. * 3/19 to 3/23: Quinquatrus of Minerva--Old Roman festival of Goddess Minerva - as font of artistic inspiration. * 3/20 (7:21 p.m. EDT): Spring Equinox--Marks the beginning of Spring and point of equal daylight and darkness; celebrates first, annual, and perpetual Creation with egg hunts and exchanges. * 3/20: Old Slavic Jare--God Jarilo/Lado returns from Virey (the realm of the dead across the sea), to reunite with Goddess Morana/Lada. Their love and happiness bring the world light, warmth, and fertility. * 3/20: Vigil for peace, justice, and respect for the human rights of all in Iraq. * 3/20 to 3/21: Old Sumerian festival celebrating the return of Dumuzi (God of Life and Death) from the Underworld to be with Inanna (Goddess of Life) for the verdant part of the year. * 3/21: Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator and protector of fire. Zoroastrians worship by making offerings to a sacred fire. * 3/21: Nowruz--Persian New Year. * 3/21: Naw Ruz--Baha’i New Year (Year 167) and feast honoring the one Deity as Baha - Splendor. * 3/21: Beginning of Aries (the Ram/Ewe/Lamb). * 3/21: Taoist festival honoring the Shen (Deities) of Water, East, and Spring; prayers are made for growth. Taoists seek enlightenment and live in harmony with Nature. * 3/21: Haru-no-Higan--Day Japanese Buddhists mark the time of change by meditating on the impermanence of death. * 3/21: World Forest Day--Day to celebrate the complex living community of trees, plants, birds, and mammals that live in forests world-wide; day to give thanks for forests for cleaning the air of pollution. * 3/22: World Water Day--Day to recognize the world's dependence on clean fresh water; day to advocate for the sustainable management of all fresh water resources. * 3/23: Chinese Buddhist festival of Bodhisattva Kuan Yin; celebrates Her “birth.” She declared women the spiritual equals of men. * 3/23: Day the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1889). Ahmadi Muslims preach love for all, hatred for none. * 3/23: Vigil for the protection of women in Pakistan from "honor killings", dowry killings, female infanticide, domestic violence, rape, acid attacks, and other gender-based violence. * 3/25: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oshun, Orisha of Passion and Fertility. * 3/25 (OC 4/7): Annunciation Day--Christian feast commemorating Blessed Mary’s fiat - choosing to conceive Child Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit and to become catalyst of liberation and redemption. * 3/26: Birthday of Joseph Campbell (1904), who found Deity within all religions and myths. * 3/26: Day production and use of biological weapons was outlawed world-wide (1975); day to mourn their victims. * 3/28: Death day of Scott Cunningham (1993), who taught a reverent, ethical, egalitarian, and ecological form of Wicca. Wiccans create sacred space by calling on the powers of the four directions, invoke the Lord and Lady in their various guises, and raise power (through drumming, dance, and chant) to realize a positive purpose. * 3/29: Birthday of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise (1819), who founded Reform Judaism in 1873. * 3/30: Day the U.S. Constitution’s 15th Amendment went into effect, recognizing the right of all ethnic peoples to vote (1870). * 3/31: Transgender Visibility Day--Day to mourn the discrimination, harassment, and persecution that transgender people are subjected to. * 3/31: Birthday of Cesar Chavez (1927), who won recognition of migrant workers’ rights through organization and non-violent protest. * 3/31: Vigil to mourn China’s annexation of Tibet (1959) and the killings, torture, and religious persecution of Tibetan Buddhists.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Permission to use and distribute these excerpts is granted for non-commercial purposes, provided the following information is included:

Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2011
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2010 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com