August Daily Celebrations

August

  • August 1- Lammas. Traditionally celebrated with a fair. Attend a county, state, or Renaissance fair.
  • August 2-Fiesta of Our Lady of the Snows. Celebrate with a snow cone or by placing a picture of a snow scene on your altar.
  • August 3-Day of Dryads. Spend time in the woods; leave an offering for the tree spirits.
  • August 4-Festival of our Lady of the Snows. Celebrate with a snow cone or a big glass of ice water.
  • August 5-Day Dedicated to the Sea Goddess Ys of Brittany. Enjoy a swim or soak your feet in water. Put a little salt under your tongue in remembrance of Her.
  • August 6-Hiroshima Memorial Day-A day to work for peace. Float a candle in a boat down a river or out to sea in remembrance of the dead.
  • August 7-Day Dedicated to Nathor. Celebrate with a Middle Eastern/Egyptian meal.
  • August 8-Womenís Day in Nepal. Say a prayer for womenís rights to a Hindu Goddess.
  • August 9-Druidic Feast of the Fire Spirits. Kindle a fire or light a candle and watch the Fire Spirits dance. Scry in the flame.
  • August 10-Night of the Shooting Stars. Make a wish each time you see one in the night sky.
  • August 11-Day Dedicated to Kista, Persian Moon Goddess. Pray to Her for the women of Iran/Iraq.
  • August 12-Persiod Meteor Showers-An indication that Fall is on its way. What must fall from your life to allow your spirit to shine brighter?
  • August 13-Celebration of Diana and Hecate. Leave a harvest offering at a place where three roads or paths meet.
  • August 14-Day Dedicated to Hina, Polynesian Moon Goddess. Go canoeing or offer some fresh coconut to Hina on your Moon altar.
  • August 15-Festival of the Torches to Diana. Hold a candlelight processional to a hilltop with friends. Follow it with games and contests.
  • August 16-Celebration of Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom. Honor your inner knowing today. What wisdom do you have to pass on to others? Share something you know with another.
  • August 17-Feast of Diana in Rome. Invite friends over for a great dinner.
  • August 18-Day Dedicated to Ix Chel. Invoke Her aid in any project with which you are having difficulty.
  • August 19-Gardnerís Festival to Venus and Minerva. Harvest and put food away today. Enjoy fresh produce.
  • August 20-Flute Ceremony Dedicated to Spider Woman. Listen to some American Indian flute music while meditating on the gifts of Spider Woman.
  • August 21-Roman Festival of First Harvest. Celebrate your latest accomplishments.
  • August 22-Day of the Queenship of Mary-Mary is the Great Goddess in disguise. Place a blue votive candle for Her on your altar. Or place one in the candle rack at the feet of Mary in a Catholic Church. Light it and leave.
  • August 23-Day of Moira-She is the origin of the three fates. Offer Her some wine or juice today.
  • August 24-Festival of Nemesis. Dress in white today. Participate in an activity centered on social justice. Communicate clearly.
  • August 25-Festival of Oos, Goddess of Abundance. Decorate your altar with the bounty of the season. Make an offering of bits of food to Her at a fieldís or parkís edge. Do a spell for whatever kind of abundance you need in your life.
  • August 26-Festival of Ilmatar, Finnish Water Mother. Enjoy a seafood dinner or take a long bath.
  • August 27-Birthday of Nuit. Lay out under the stars and identify as many constellations as you can.
  • August 28-Norse Harvest Festival. Listen to Norwegian music or try some Norwegian food.
  • August 29-Festival of Hathor-Matron of sensual pleasure for the eyes, ears, palate, and body. Select a way to honor Her today.
  • August 30-Festival of Charis, Goddess of Mercy. Take donations to a food pantry or clothing center.
  • August 31-Anant Chaturdasi, Hindu Womenís Purification Festival. Spend some of this day purifying your self or environment; sweep, wash, or throw things away.

compiled by DeAnna Alba