Seasonal Almanac

Today is 1 Samradh, the Feast of Beltane, Calen Mai or May 1, 2010 CE.

It is the 183rd Day of the 4th 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 Saturday, in the common tongue, or Dydd Sadwrn in Welsh.

It is the Druidic day of the Sequoia.

The Reformed Druids of North America were formed on this day in 1961, at Carleton College in Northfield MN.

5 Samradh - Sun is at 15 degrees Taurus. Many Druid groups celebrate Beltane on this day. It is also National Naked Day.

13 Samradh - NEW MOON

20 Samradh - The Sun enters Gemini.

21 Samradh - Birthday of Gwydion Pendderwen, Pagan Bard.

27 Samradh - FULL "Flower" MOON

27 Samradh - Birthday of Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart.

32 Samradh - Me·n Samhraidh (June) begins (a Tuesday - Dydd Mawrth -- Day of the Holly)

43 Samradh - NEW MOON

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

48 Samradh - The Sun enters Cancer

26 Samradh - FULL "Strawberry" MOON

61 Samradh - Deireadh Samhraidh (July) begins ( Thursday - Dydd Lau -- Day of the Oak).

66 Samradh - BGR 05: The members of what was then called the "Covenant of the Mithril Star" unaminously joined the Reformed Druids of North America , thus becoming the "(New) Order of the Mithril Star," one of the "side orders" of the RDNA.

67 Samradh - Birthday of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. He will be 74.

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

71 Samradh - NEW MOON

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

82 Samradh - The Sun enters Leo

85 Samradh - FULL "Mead" MOON

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.