Adonia -Adonia was a movable festival that took place in ancient Athens (and possibly Rome) in what is now July or August, traditionally nine days after the 7th new moon of the year, or the 9th of the month of Hekatombion and lasting till the full moon. The fixed date of July 19th is used today by some traditions
Agonalia -The word Agonalia may derive from agonia meaning victim or agonium meaning festival.
Amburbium -Amburbium was a city-wide ritual that took place in ancient Rome during times of great distress. During this time everything in the city was cleansed and purified. There was a great procession three times around the city led by priests after which a hog, a ram and a bull were sacrificed. Some sources say that this ritual was traditionally performed in the middle of February.
Caristia -Caristia, or Cara cognatio, was a Roman feast day that fell on the 22nd of February, between the Feralia and the Terminalia. On this day the family gathered in the home for a big feast of thanksgiving for one another. Fathers were expected to be particularly attentive to their families during this time. Household and hearth deities were honored, but there were no major obligations as far as the state religion was concerned.
Cerealia -Cerealia was a 7-day festival celebrated in ancient Rome in honor of the goddess Ceres. The exact dates of the April festival are uncertain: but it may have started started on the Ides of April. The festival involved women in white robes carrying torches in solidarity with the Goddess Ceres/Demeter's search for her lost daughter Proserphina/Persephone and was accompanied by the Ludi Ceriales or "Games of Ceres" in the Circus Maximus.
Christmas -Christmas, which falls on December 25th, is a popular holiday in the Western world and its symbolism dominates shopping centers, radio stations and entertainment venues throughout the autumn and early winter.
Compitalia -The Compitalia or Ludi Compitalicii was a festival celebrated once a year in honor of the Lares Compitales, household deities of the crossroads, to whom sacrifices were offered at the places where two or more ways meet. The word comes from the Latin compitum, a cross-way.
El Dia De Los Muertos -El Dia De Los Muertos, translated the Day of the Dead, is celebrated in Mexico and Latin America. It is a three-day holiday, beginning on October 31st and running through November 2nd. On these days, it is believed that the dead return to the family home. The family goes through a great deal of preparation to prepare for these honored guests, preparing an altar with flowers, candy, photographs and their ancestor’s favorite food and drink. Relatives also visit and tend gravesites and decorate them with streamers and flowers. Picnics are held right there in the graveyard where the families get together to reminisce and tell stories. These aren’t melancholy gatherings. These are joyful family reunions with dancing, feasting and (sometimes) drinking.
Feast Of Epicurus -Epicurus was a philosopher in the third century B.C.E. who established a community he called "The Garden". The group accepted women, including courtesans, and slaves and was looked down upon by many of the pillars of society. After his death in 270 B.C.E., his followers celebrated a monthly feast in his honor.
Freyfaxi -Freyfaxi, also known as Hlæfmæsse, Hlæfæst or Loaf Feast, Freyfaxi is a Heathen feast day that takes place in August, usually on the first of the month to coincide with Lammas though some kindreds will select a different date based on lunar, solar or other considerations. The holiday is dedicated to the God Freyr
Hecate's Deipnon -Hecate's Deipnon1, or Hecate's Supper is a meal served to Hecate and her retinue of spirits on the dark of the moon or the last night of the lunar month. It is traditionally left at the crossroads, or in front of the home at the "crossroad" between public and private space.
Imbolc -February 2
Litha -Litha (Pronounched LITH-ah) is a Summer Solstice celebration celebrated by many Wiccans and adherents to various branches of Anglo-Saxon Paganism and Heathenry. The name, Litha, stems from the Anglo-Saxon name for "midsummer", Līþa according to the Venerable Bede's work De temporum ratione.
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