Seasonal Almanac

Today is 1 Samradh, Beltane, Calen Mai or May 1, 2011 CE.

It is the 183rd Day of the 5th Year of the 2nd Age of the Druid Reform.

It is the 1st day of the Season of Samradh, and the 1st day of the Month of MÌ na Bealtaine.

It is also Sunday, in the common tongue, or Dydd Sul in Welsh.

It is the Druidic day of the Birch.

The Reformed Druids of North America were formed on this day in 1961, at Carleton College in Northfield MN, thus beginning the 1st Age of the Druid Reform.

3 Samradh - NEW MOON

5 Samradh - Sun is at 15 degrees Taurus. Many Druid groups celebrate Beltane on this day.

17 Samradh - FULL "Flower" MOON. Also Buddhist 'Wesak" Moon.

20 Samradh - The Sun enters Gemini.

21 Samradh - Birthday of Gwydion Pendderwen, Pagan Bard.

27 Samradh - Birthday of Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart.

32 Samradh - Me·n Samhraidh (June) begins (a Wednesday - Dydd Mercher -- Day of the Hazel)

32 Samradh - NEW MOON

46Samradh - FULL "Strawberry" MOON.

52 Samradh - Midsummer / Alban Heruin, or the Summer Solstice occurs.

52 Samradh - The Sun enters Cancer

61 Samradh - Deireadh Samhraidh (July) begins (Friday - Dydd Gwener -- Day of the Apple).

61 Samradh - NEW MOON

67 Samradh - Birthday of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. He will be 75.

68 Samradh - Birthday of Robert A. Heinlein, author of "Stranger In A Strange Land."

73 Samradh - Birthday of Henry David Thoreau, author and naturalist.

75 Samradh - FULL "Mead" MOON

82 Samradh - The Sun enters Leo

91 Samradh - Birthday of Ellen Evert Hopman, Druid herbalist.

91 Samradh - The Festival of Lughnasadh, Lammas, begins at Sunset

1 Foghamhar - The Season of Foghamhar, the first day of MÌ na Lÿnasa.