Hellenion’s 2011 Hellenic Festival Calendar

By Ivy Izzard. Available for print and use on altars at Redbubble. Hera is honored by Hellenion in January on the second Saturday of the month.

Hellenion’s 2011 Calendar is available for download at Hellenion’s website.  I’ve also included it here for download from Helleneste kai Grammateus.  The calendar is also available in webpage form.

If you use Google calendars, go to Hellenion’s Google calendar to integrate it into your schedule.

This year many of the holy days are linked to pages online which describe the ancient festivals, some with suggestions for how to celebrate them in the modern world.  To read about all of them at once, go to our Temenos site list of festivals.  The Temenos site can be edited by any Hellenion member.  So if you are a member, you can add how you celebrate the holy days to our collective experience there!  Regardless of whether you are a member of Hellenion, your personal experiences are also welcome on Hellenion Chat, which is affectionately called “Hellenion’s Front Porch”.

By using this calendar and the festival resources available at the Temenos, you’ll be celebrating alongside fellow Hellenic Polytheists.  We look forward to celebrating with you!


3 comments on “Hellenion’s 2011 Hellenic Festival Calendar

  1. Labrys says:

    Granted, I am not a thorough Greek recon, but the calendar confused me. I thought months generally began with the day for Hekate, on the New Moon? And yet, it shows Elaphebolion beginning on the 7th of March, though New Moon was on the 4th.

    Luckily, I don’t think Hekate minds precisely where I count off from, so long as I remember. But that calendar clarifies nothing for me, lol.

    • Helleneste says:

      Our calendar is based on the observed festivals of ancient Athens from about 800 BCE to 323 BCE and adapted to the modern western calendar, because most of those who use the calendar are coordinating other life events on the western 12 month calendar. Hellenion’s calendar then integrates the ancient observances into that structure. So for example, one would celebrate Hekate’s Deipnon on the 4th day of April.

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