Year 2014
Calendar
By Month...  JAN ~ FEB ~ MAR ~ APR ~ MAY ~ JUN ~ JUL ~ AUG ~ SEP ~ OCT ~ NOV ~ DEC
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Year 2014
Calendar
By Tradition...
Jewish - Kabbalah
Holidays - 2014
Christian -
Ecumenical Mysticism /
Wisdom Tradition

Holidays - 2014
Unitarian Universalist
Holidays - 2014
Muslim - Sufi
Holidays - 2014
Baha'i Holidays - 2014
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Hindu Holidays - 2014
Jain & Sikh
Holidays - 2014
Buddhist Holidays - 2014
Taoist & Shinto
Holidays - 2014
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African &
Middle-Eastern
Holidays:
Ancient Egyptian,
Santeria, Zoroastrian - 2014
Native American
(Iroquois, Navajo

& Pueblo)
& Meso American
(Inca, Mayan & Aztec)
Holidays
- 2014
Pagan Holidays:
Old Religions of Europe

(Greek, Roman, Slavic,
Celtic, Anglo-Teutonic
& Norse) - 2014
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Deep Ecology /
Environmentalist
Dates
- 2014
Social Justice /
Human Rights /

Feminist
Dates
- 2014
Peace /
Disarmament
Dates
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Solar & Lunar Cycles,
Eclipse & Helions
- 2014
Meteor Showers - 2014
Visible Planets - 2014
Astrological Periods - 2014
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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 2014...

* 4/21 to 5/2: Ridvan. * 4/26 to 5/3: Mayan Rain Festival. * 4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia. * 4/29 to 5/2: Iroquois Corn-Planting Ceremony. * 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. * 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 authoritarian rule (rule of man - rule by force). 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: National Day of Prayer--Day to pray for freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and separation of religion and government throughout the world. * 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: Akshay Tritiya--Final day of Jain fast; day of Jain pilgrimage. * 5/2 eve to 5/3 eve: Feast of Old Greek Deities Aphrodite and Eros--Day to honor love and passion. * 5/2 eve to 5/6 eve (5/4 peak): Eta Aquarid Meteor Showers. * 5/3: Taue Matsuri--Shinto rice-planting festival. * 5/3: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that everything you do, or fail to do, affects all sentient beings. * 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: Birthday of Horace Mann (1796), advocate for universal nonsectarian education. * 5/4 to 5/10: Week honoring our federal, state, and local government employees, who make our constitutional democracy work - free of corruption, partisanship, nepotism, and discrimination. * 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. * 5/8: Christian feast of St. Julian of Norwich (d. 1419), mystic who believed Deity to be Father and Mother, everywhere in everything. * 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. * 5/10: Spring Migratory Bird Day. * 5/10: Death day of Theodore Parker (1860), Unitarian slavery abolitionist and social justice activist. * 5/10 eve: Vigil for lost mothers; night of mourning and healing. * 5/11: 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: 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. * 5/14 (3:16 p.m. EDT): Full Moon (Flower/Corn-Planting Moon). * 5/14 (Obs. 5/6): Israel's Independence Day (1948). Israel's founding document promises ethnic, religious, and gender equality. * 5/15: Yoruba/Santeria feast of Ochossi, Orisha of Animals. Yorubas/Santeros celebrate with drumming, ecstatic dancing, and possession trance. * 5/15: Family Day. * 5/16: Endangered Species Day--Day to advocate for preservation of endangered species and their habitats. * 5/17: Baha’i feast honoring the one Deity as ‘Azamat - Grandeur. Baha’is believe in the oneness of all religions. * 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: 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: 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. * 5/25: Day Pope John Paul II reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism (1995). * 5/25 eve: Laylat al-Mi’raj--Commemorates the night journey of Muslim Prophet Muhammad to heaven. * 5/26: 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. * 5/26 to 5/28: Rogation Days--Christian days of prayer for bountiful crops, sustainable development, and healing of environmental abuses. * 5/27: Birthday of Rachel Carson (1907), biologist who began the environmental movement. * 5/28 (2:40 p.m. EDT): New Moon. * 5/28 eve: Old European feast of the Triple Goddess (Goddess of the Moon and the Seasons), marking the transformation of the Virgin into the Mother. * 5/28 to 5/31: Iroquois Strawberry Ceremony--in thanksgiving for the strawberry harvest. Iroquois consider themselves kin to all of Nature. * 5/29 (OC 5/29): Ascension Day--Christian feast marking Lord Jesus’ ascension into Heaven. * 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. * 5/31: Christian feast of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven. * 5/31 eve: Vigil for lost spouses/partners; night of mourning and healing. * 5/31 eve to 6/1 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Athena - as protector and defender.

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Excerpted from
THE MYSTIC'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2014
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2013 Marija Miovski
www.WheeloftheYear.com