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Hello everybody! I see some pagan holidays included in the article and was so happy. So here I can tell you about all 8 pagan holidays and you can put them into the list if you want to. Pagans generally start their year at Nov 1, but I'll use the regular way, Jan 1st. Many pagans are polytheist, but I've left the gods out because there are so many. Imbolc - Feb 1st. This day celebrates the promise that spring will come. The lengthening days become noticeable, snowdrops (bulb plantings) emerge, and ewes begin to give milk, in anticipation of lambing soon. Spring Equinox (sometimes called Ostara) - about March 21st. This day celebrates the equal day/night, and marks the turning into the "light half" of the year where daylight hours exceed hours of dark. Beltaine - May 1st. This day celebrates literally "the birds and the bees", but also any act of creation (children generally celebrate through the arts). A sacred union of the sun and the earth ensures a good harvest. Planting takes place in earnest. Summer Solstice (sometimes called Midsummer) - about June 21st. This day celebrates the Triumph of light. The longest day, with the (bittersweet) realization that days will now grow shorter. Lammas - Aug 1st. This day celebrates the first harvest. It is also sometimes called Loaf-mass, and celebrates the start of reaping. The shortening days become noticeable, and preparations for winter's scarcity become important. Autumn Equinox - about Sept 21st. This day celebrates equal day/night as well as the height of harvest. All around is abundance from the earth. It also marks the turning point from the light half to the dark half of the year, hours of dark exceed hours of daylight. Samhain - Oct 31/Nov 1st. This day marks the "pagan new year" as pagans generally mark time as beginning at sunset with Nov 1st the shortening days are very noticeable, and would be "sunset" on an annual scale. Many pagans celebrate ancestors or their dead at this time of year It is the last harvest. Winter Solstice - about Dec 21st. This day celebrates the longest night, the triumph of the dark, but with the (happy) realization that days will now begin to lengthen. Commonly celebrated as the "rebirth of the Sun" Thank-you everybody for the time you took to read this. 2601:185:302:605A:9011:1997:172E:A34C (talk) 13:43, 12 December 2015 (UTC)