Year 2011
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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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
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Hindu Holidays - 2011
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2011
Buddhist Holidays - 2011
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2011
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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
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
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Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
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Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2011
Meteor Showers - 2011
Visible Planets - 2011
Astrological Periods - 2011
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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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June 2011...

* 6/1 (5:03 p.m. EDT): Partial Solar Eclipse (visible in northern North America). * 6/1 (5:03 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 6/1 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Virgin into the Mother. * 6/1: Partners’ Day--Day to give thanks to your spouse/partner for precious love shared. * 6/1 to 6/4: Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the strawberry harvest. Iroquois consider themselves kin to all of Nature. * 6/1 to 6/30: June dedicated to Old Roman Goddess Juno - partner of Jove (God of Happiness), protector of marriage and family, and punisher of abusive and adulterous spouses. * 6/1 to 6/30: Coming Out Month--Time to celebrate all forms of love and family; time to express opposition to discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account of sexual orientation and gender identity. * 6/2 (OC 6/2): Ascension Day--Christian feast marking Lord Jesus’ ascension into Heaven. * 6/2 eve to 6/3 eve: Remembrance day for Sufi saint Haji Bektash (d. 1337). He initiated women into his order equally with men and advocated gender equality in Islamic society. * 6/3: Remembrance day for Moses de Leon (1240-1305), Kabbalistic mystic. He compiled the Zohar, a Kabbalistic commentary on the Torah. * 6/3: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Reform Judaism (1972). * 6/4: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing the interdependence of all things at all times. * 6/4: Day to mourn the massacre of the peaceful pro-democracy protesters in China (1989); vigil for democracy and respect for the human rights of all in China. * 6/4 eve to 6/5 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Athena - as protector and defender. * 6/5: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Nur - Light. Baha’is recognize ethnic equality. * 6/5: World Environment Day--Day to mourn the harm done to Mother Earth (past and present), make reparation, and celebrate Her beauty. * 6/5 eve to 6/6 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Hermes--Day to honor the divine feminine and divine masculine in harmony. * 6/6: First appearance of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Compassionate Mother who answers all pleas (France 1830). * 6/7 eve to 6/9 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. Also commemorates Moses’ receipt of the Ten Commandments. * 6/7 to 6/15: Vestalia--Old Roman festival honoring Goddess Vesta. Women made food offerings at the sacred hearths of home and temple. * 6/8: World Oceans Day--Day to recognize the world's dependence on the oceans for food and medicine; day to advocate for the sustainable management of all ocean resources and for an end to the pollution of the oceans with toxins and trash. * 6/9: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara, protector against evil and harm. * 6/10: Day Alcoholics Anonymous was founded (1935); day to begin/celebrate recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. * 6/11: Birthday of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan (1881), founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. He perceived Deity to be a genderless Cosmic Force of Nature, and promoted a Judaism that recognizes gender equality and rejects violence and social injustice. * 6/12 (OC 6/12): 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. * 6/12: Vigil for respect for the human rights of all in Russia. * 6/13 (A 7/24): Old Egyptian feast of Neteret Hathor, Goddess of Love and Fertility. * 6/13 (OC 6/13): Day of the Holy Spirit--Christian celebration of the Holy Spirit. * 6/13: Christian feast of St. Anthony (d. 1231), guardian of the poor and the powerless, and guide of social justice activists. * 6/14: Day the world’s nations committed to sustainable development (1992). * 6/15 (4:13 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Rose/Berry Moon). * 6/15: Suijin Matsuri--Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Water. * 6/15: Saga Dawa Duchen--Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE). * 6/15: Global Wind Day--Day to promote wind power as a safe, clean, and renewable energy. * 6/16: Birthday of Fr. Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Orthodox Christian mystic who believed the one universal Deity to be Father and Mother, Spirit and Matter. * 6/17: Day to celebrate Starhawk’s work in reclaiming the Goddess and raising Goddess-consciousness. She teaches an eco-egalitarian form of Wicca. Wiccans advocate for environmental protection and gender equality out of reverence for Goddess, who controls, and is manifested in, Nature. * 6/17: Day a fatwa condemned “honor killings” as un-Islamic and banned the practice (2002). * 6/18 eve: Vigil for lost fathers; night of mourning and healing. * 6/19: Fathers’ Day--Day to give love and thanks to all fathers; day for all fathers to celebrate fatherhood and contemplate their sacred duty to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of their children. * 6/19: Trinity Sunday--Christian celebration of the one universal Deity as Holy Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit Mother, and Holy Christ Child. * 6/20: World Refugee Day--Day to recognize the plight of the millions of people who, because of persecution, war, or environmental disaster, have become refugees: forced to leave their homes, their jobs, and their countries. * 6/20 to 6/21: Inti Rayni--Inca festival honoring Sun God Inti. * 6/20 to 6/21: Feast of the Great Spirit/Great Mystery that encompasses Mother Earth and Father Sky - honoring Deity as Orenda (Iroquois), Asgaya Galun Lati (Cherokee), Wakan Tanka (Lakota) & Awonawilona (Zuni). * 6/20 to 6/23: Lakota Sun Dance--Festival of prayer, fasting, dancing, and healing in honor of Sun God Wi; offerings are also made to Maka/Mother Earth and Haokah/Father Sky. Lakotas believe all Deities are aspects of Creator Takuskanskan. * 6/21 (1:16 p.m. EDT): Summer Solstice--Marks the beginning of Summer and the longest day and shortest night of the year; celebration of the light with dancing around a bonfire. * 6/21: Beginning of Cancer (the Crab/Scarab). * 6/21: Taoist festival honoring Shang-Ti/Heavenly Emperor, Father of Justice and Law, and manifestation of the Te (Virtuous Inner Power). Also celebrates the peak of the masculine Yang half of the year and the Shen of Fire, South, and Summer; prayers are made for strength and maturity, and offerings are made to the ancestors. * 6/21: Old Slavic Kupala--Goddess Morana/Lada and God Jarilo/Lado marry, bringing peace and ensuring a good harvest. * 6/21: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orisha Babalu Aye, Guardian of the Disabled. * 6/21 (Obs. 6/18): Solar Day--Day to promote solar power as a safe, clean, and renewable energy. * 6/21: Day Unitarian Universalists adopted seven unifying Principles (1985). U.U.s affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. * 6/23 (some transfer to 6/26): Corpus Christi--Christian day for veneration of Christ Immanuel in the Host - divine immanence in the grain. * 6/24: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as Rahmat - Mercy. * 6/24: First appearance of Our Lady of Medjugorje, Queen of Peace, Mother of All Peoples (Yugoslavia 1981). * 6/24 to 6/27: Zuni Corn Dance--for fertility and rains to aid the maize, bean, and squash crops. Prayer sticks are planted in the fields. * 6/25: Day the first woman was ordained a Universalist minister in the U.S. (1863). * 6/25: Day the Supreme Court recognized that government-sponsored prayer in public schools imposes religion on students and violates the U.S. Constitution (1962). * 6/26: Day the United Nations Security Council was created to maintain world peace (1945). * 6/26: Day torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment were outlawed world-wide (1987); day to mourn their continued existence. * 6/28: First day of the Stonewall riot (1969); day to mourn victims of homophobia (past and present), make peace, and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender empowerment. * 6/28 eve: Laylat al-Mi’raj--Commemorates the night journey of Muslim Prophet Muhammad to heaven. * 6/29: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Orisha Eleggua, Intercessor and Ruler of Destinies. Yorubas/Santeros communicate with the Orishas through divination. * 6/29 to 7/3: Zoroastrian celebration of Divine Spirit Haurvatat, creator and protector of water. * 6/30: Oharai/Grand Purification Festival--Shinto rite exorcising evil from the world. * 6/30: Vigil for peace, religious freedom, the end of slavery, and respect for the human rights of all in Sudan. * 6/30 eve to 7/1 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Hekate, who guides all through transitions and crisis.

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