Year 2013
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2013
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2013
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2013
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2013
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2013
Baha'i Holidays - 2013
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Hindu Holidays - 2013
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2013
Buddhist Holidays - 2013
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2013
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2013
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2013
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2013
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2013
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2013
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2013
Meteor Showers - 2013
Visible Planets - 2013
Astrological Periods - 2013
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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 2013...

* 4/21 to 5/2: Ridvan. * 4/26 to 5/3: Mayan Rain Festival. * 4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia. * 4/30 eve to 5/2 eve: Beltaine. * 4/30 to 5/4: Zoroastrian celebration. * 4/30 eve to 5/5 eve: Mid-Spring/May Day/Walpurgis. * 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 rule by force - rule of men). 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: National Day of Prayer--Day to pray for freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and separation of religion and government throughout the world. * 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. * 5/4: 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. * 5/4: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that everything you do, or fail to do, affects all sentient beings. * 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. * 5/6 to 5/8: Rogation Days--Christian days of prayer for bountiful crops, sustainable development, and healing of environmental abuses. * 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 (8:29 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 5/9 (OC 6/13): Ascension Day--Christian feast marking Lord Jesus' ascension into Heaven. * 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 to 5/12: Iroquois Corn-Planting Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the corn seed. Iroquois believe Awenhai/Sky Woman descended from the Sky and created Earth. * 5/10: Death day of Theodore Parker (1860), Unitarian slavery abolitionist and social justice activist. * 5/10 eve to 5/11 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. * 5/11: Spring Migratory Bird Day. * 5/11 eve: Vigil for lost mothers; night of mourning and healing. * 5/12: 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. * 5/12: Day the first woman was ordained a rabbi in Conservative Judaism (1985). * 5/13: Akshay Tritiya--Final day of Jain fast; day of Jain pilgrimage. * 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. * 5/13 eve to 5/14 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros--Day to honor love and passion. * 5/14 (Obs. 4/16): Israel's Independence Day (1948). Israel's founding document promises ethnic, religious, and gender equality. * 5/14 eve to 5/16 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. * 5/15: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Ochossi, Orisha of Animals. Yorubas/Santeros celebrate with drumming, ecstatic dancing, and possession trance. * 5/15: Family Day. * 5/17: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as 'Azamat - Grandeur. Baha'is believe in the oneness of all religions. * 5/17: Endangered Species Day--Day to advocate for preservation of endangered species and their habitats. * 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. * 5/19 (OC 6/23): 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. * 5/19: 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). * 5/20: 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: Death day of Jane Addams (1935), social worker, feminist, and peace advocate. * 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. * 5/23: Birthday of Margaret Fuller (1810), Transcendentalist and feminist who argued that women, as well as men, have immortal souls. * 5/24 to 5/25 (11:43 p.m. to 12:37 a.m. EDT): Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (visible in most of North America). * 5/25 (12:25 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (Rose/Berry Moon). * 5/25: Saga Dawa Duchen--Tibetan Buddhist festival celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 BCE). * 5/25: Day Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic Church's commitment to ecumenism (1995). * 5/26: Trinity Sunday--Christian celebration of the one universal Deity as Holy Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit Mother, and Holy Christ Child. * 5/27: 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. * 5/27: Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907), biologist who began the environmental movement. * 5/29: Death day of Baha'i Prophet Baha'u'llah (1892). Baha'u'llah believed Deity to be male, female, and beyond gender. * 5/29: Vigil for peace, freedom of religion, and respect for the human rights of all in Nigeria. * 5/30 (or 6/2): Corpus Christi--Christian day for veneration of Christ Immanuel in the Host - divine immanence in the grain. * 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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THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2013
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2012 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com