1. January 2016

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  • 1: Birthday of folklorist Sir James Frazier, 1854
  • 13: Last of Austria’s witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
  • 19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck
  • 20: Celtic Tree Month of Birch ends
  • 21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
  • 23: Full moon — Cold Moon at 8:46 p.m.
  • 24: Sementivae
  • 25: Birthday of poet Robert Burns, 1759
  • 26: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland
  • 30: Birthday of Z Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca
  • 30 – Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia

2. February 2016

  • 2: Imbolc
  • 2: Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 12: Death of Gerald Gardner in 1964
  • 13 – 21: Roman Festival of Parentalia
  • 14: Valentine’s Day
  • 15: Lupercalia
  • 17: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan ends
  • 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
  • 21: Birthday of author Patricia Telesco
  • 22: Full moon — Quickening Moon at 1:20 pm
  • 22: Birthday of author Sybil Leek
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Use natural colorings instead of chemical dyes to color your Ostara eggs. 

3.  March 2016

  • 1: Matronalia, the Festival of Women
  • 6: Birthday of “official witch of Salem” Laurie Cabot in 1933
  • 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • 17: Celtic Tree Month of Ash ends
  • 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
  • 20: Ostara
  • 20: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 23: Full moon — Storm Moon at 8:01 am
  • 26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell
  • 28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993 - Image by MGP/Taxi/Getty Images
If you’re a solitary practitioner, you can still celebrate Ostara with this simple ritual. 

4.  April 2016

  • 6: National Tartan Day
  • 14: Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends
  • 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
  • 16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
  • 22: Full moon — Wind Moon at 1:25 am
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007
  • 28 – May 3: Floralia
  • 30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches
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Celebrate Beltane by honoring the gods of the forest. 

5.  May 2016

  • 1: Beltane
  • 1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 1: Roman Festival of Bona Dea
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 8: Mother’s Day
  • 12: Celtic Tree Month of Willow ends
  • 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
  • 21: Full moon — Flower Moon at 5:16 pm

6.  June 2016

  • 1: England’s Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect
  • 7 – 15: Roman Festival of Vestalia
  • 9: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn ends
  • 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
  • 10: Hanging of Bridget Bishop, first victim in the Salem Witch Trials
  • 13: Birthday of Gerald Gardner in 1884
  • 17: Birthday of Wiccan author Starhawk
  • 19: Father’s Day
  • 20: Full moon — Strong Sun Moon at 7:04 am
  • 20: Litha
  • 20: Yule (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 22: England’s last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
  • 27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956
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Celebrate the summer with your family. 

7.  July 2016

  • 4: Independence Day
  • 7: Celtic Tree Month of Oak ends
  • 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
  • 13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527
  • 19: Full moon — Blessing Moon at 6:59 pm
  • 19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
  • 31: Birthday of author JK Rowling
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Celebrate the harvesting of the grain at Lammas. 

8.  August 2016

  • 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh
  • 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555
  • 4: Celtic Tree Month of Holly ends
  • 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
  • 13: Roman Festival of Pomona
  • 15: Birthday of Charles Leland, folklorist and author, 1824
  • 18: Full Moon — Corn Moon at 5:29 am
  • 20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947
  • 23: Roman Festival of Vulcanalia
  • 31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland
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Mabon is a good time to get back in touch with nature.

9.  September 2016

  • 1: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel ends
  • 2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
  • 10: Birthday of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
  • 14: Birthday of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa in 1486
  • 14: Birthday of author Ellen Dugan
  • 16: Full Moon — Harvest Moon at 3:07 pm
  • 17: Television welcomes Bewitched in 1964
  • 21: International Day of Peace
  • 22: Fall Equinox or Mabon
  • 22: Ostara (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 29: Celtic Tree Month of Vine ends
  • 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins
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Celebrate Samhain with the scents of the season. Image by Moncherie/E+/Getty Images

10.  October 2016

  • 1: Birthday of Isaac Bonewits, founder of Ár nDraíocht Féin
  • 3: Roman Festival of Bacchus
  • 12: Birthday of occultist Aleister Crowley, 1875
  • 16: Full moon — Blood Moon at 12:25 am
  • 18: Birthday of Nicholas Culpeper, noted herbalist, in 1616
  • 20: Birthday of Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary
  • 27: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy ends
  • 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
  • 31: Samhain
  • 31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 31: Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975
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11.  November 2016

  • 1: Mexico’s Day of the Dead
  • 2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight
  • 11: Veteran’s Day
  • 14: Full moon — Mourning Moon at 8:53 am
  • 24: Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends
  • 24: Thanksgiving day (United States)
  • 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
  • 30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds
  • 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia
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The tradition of the decorated tree goes back to the days of the ancient Roman and Egyptian cultures.

12.  December 2016

  • 5: Krampusnacht
  • 13: Full moon — Long Nights Moon at 7:06 pm
  • 17: Beginning of Saturnalia
  • 22: Winter Solstice or Yule
  • 22: Litha (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 22: Celtic Tree Month of Elder ends
  • 23: Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
  • 25: Feast of Frau Holle, Germanic goddess
  • 25: Christmas Day
  • 31: Festival of Hogmanay