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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November 2013...

* 10/28 to 11/3: Isia. * 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Samhain. * 10/31 to 11/3: Diwali/Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights. * 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas. * 11/1: All Saints Day--Day Christians remember all the virtuous dead, known and unknown. * 11/1: World Community Day--Day for celebrating the unity behind diversity and remembering we are all one people - all children of the one universal Deity of many names and aspects. * 11/2: Aztec Day of the Dead--Day for honoring the departed and Mictlancihuatl-Miclanteuctli, Goddess-God of the Dead. Aztecs believe all Gods are united in Great God Ometeuctli, all Goddesses are united in Great Goddess Omecihuatl, and the Great God and Goddess are united in Ometeoltl. * 11/2: Hopi & Zuni Ancestors' Day--Food offerings are put into rivers and lakes in honor of the ancestors. * 11/2: All Souls Day--Day Christians remember all the beloved dead. * 11/2: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the Earth and all creatures. * 11/2: Day the first openly gay man was consecrated an Episcopalian bishop (2003). * 11/3 (2:00 a.m.): Daylight Savings Time ends - set clocks back 1 hour. * 11/3 (7:50 a.m. EST): New Moon. * 11/3 (5:04 a.m. to 10:29 a.m. EST): Total Solar Eclipse (visible in eastern North America). * 11/3: Kali Puja--Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess Maha Devi as Kali - decay, death, and transformation. * 11/3: Christian feast of St. Martin of Porres (d. 1639), healer and advocate of social equality and inter-ethnic harmony; guide of healers and human rights activists. * 11/3 eve to 11/13 eve: Muharram/Muslim New Year (Year 1435) & A'ashurah. The Five Pillars of Islam are confession, prayer, alms-giving, fasting, and pilgrimage. * 11/4: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Qudrat - Divine Power. * 11/5: Election Day--remember to vote! * 11/6: Day a Muslim woman first defied a ban on women entering the mosque by the front door and praying in the main hall (2003). * 11/8: Jnan Panchami--Day that Jainas celebrate knowledge, education, and holy books with recitations, meditation, and worship. * 11/8: Birthday of Dorothy Day (1897), activist for peace, economic justice, and workers' rights. * 11/9: Birthday of Fr. Thomas Berry (1914), Catholic priest, eco-theologian, and cosmologist, who advocated for deep ecology and eco-spirituality. * 11/9 eve: Krystallnacht--Night of the Nazi attacks on Jewish homes, synagogues, and shops in Germany, beginning the persecution that would end with the deaths of six million Jews (1938); night for meditating on the evil of all religion-based hatred. * 11/10: Birthday of Martin Luther (1483), Christian reformer who rejected blind obedience to religious authority and recognized the priesthood of all believers. * 11/11: Veterans Day--Day to honor all warriors who have defended us against evil of all kinds. * 11/11: Death day of Lucretia Mott (1880), Quaker preacher and non-violent advocate for the rights of women and African Americans. * 11/11 to 11/17: Old Anglo-Teutonic fast marking Hod (God of Darkness) unintentionally killing Balder (God of Light), and his true love Nanna (Goddess of Flowers) dying of a broken heart. The dead were honored. * 11/12: Birthday of Sr. Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651), Catholic nun and feminist poet. * 11/12: Birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), non-violent advocate for women's rights. * 11/12: Birthday of Mirza Husayn Ali Baha'u'llah (1817), mystic and founder of the Baha'i Faith. * 11/12 to 11/15: Tewa Buffalo Dance--focused on healing. Tewa rites honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, and the four directions and elements of life - air of the North, earth of the East, fire of the South, and waters of the West. * 11/13: Kindness Day--Day for practicing random acts of kindness to strangers, and for committing to make kindness the basis for all encounters every day. * 11/14 eve to 11/20 eve (11/17 peak): Leonid Meteor Showers. * 11/15: America Recycles Day--Day to begin systematically recycling. * 11/16: Tolerance Day--Day to promote harmony in diversity through mutual respect and understanding of all. * 11/16: Birthday of Orello Cone (1835), Universalist who believed that divine revelation comes from many sources. * 11/16: Day the world's nations agreed to protect the oceans and their creatures from pollution and over-harvest (1994); day to mourn continuing pollution and over-harvest. * 11/17 (10:16 a.m. EST): Full Moon (Wolf/Hunting Moon). * 11/17: Day commemorating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (1469), founder of the Sikh faith. Sikhs attempt to merge the human spirit with the Divine Spirit by reciting Akal Purakh, one of Deity's sacred names. * 11/20: Transgender Remembrance Day--Day to mourn those killed because of their transgender identity. * 11/20: Remembrance day for Meister Johannes Eckhart (d. 1328), Christian mystic. He taught the four ways of the mystic's journey - the creating, positive, negating, and transformative ways. * 11/21: Fast for an Abundant World Harvest--Day to fast and commit to action to help prevent deaths from malnourishment world-wide. * 11/21: Great American Smokeout--Day to give up smoking to preserve one's own health and the health of loved ones. * 11/22: Beginning of Sagittarius (the Hunter/Huntress). * 11/23: Baha'i feast honoring the one Deity as Qawl - Sacred Speech. * 11/24: Lha Bab Duchen--Day Tibetan Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's descent from heaven after teaching the Dharma there. * 11/25: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Oya, Orisha of Death and Rebirth. * 11/25: Day to raise awareness of the immorality (and illegality) of violence against women and girls. * 11/26: Death day of Sojourner Truth (1883), Christian preacher and non-violent advocate for the rights of women and African Americans. * 11/27 eve to 12/5 eve: Hanukkah/Festival of Lights--Jewish festival commemorating a victory in their struggle for religious freedom and rededication of the second Temple of Jerusalem to Elohim. Menorah candles are lit. * 11/28: Thanksgiving Day--Day to give thanks for the abundance of our land and for our food, clothes, shelter, and health. * 11/28: Birthday of William Blake (1757), artist, poet, and mystic, who recognized the unity of all religions. * 11/28: Day the Women's Ordination Conference opened, advocating for ordination of women priests in the Catholic Church (1975). * 11/29: Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People--Vigil for recognition of the state of Palestine and for recognition of all human rights of all its citizens (whether Muslim, Jewish, or Christian).

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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