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The schedule in brief from D-2 to D+5

  • April 17, 2024: Rama Navami
  • April 18, 2024: The Hung Kings
  • April 21, 2024,: Moros and Cristianos
  • April 21, 2024, : Olympeia
  • April 21, 2024, : parilia
  • April 21, 2024, : Ridván
  • April 22, 2024, : Yggdrasil Day
  • April 22, 2024, : Passover
  • April 22, 2024, : Tozoztontli
  • April 23, 2024, : Bak Poya
  • April 23, 2024: Día de Castilla y León
  • April 23, 2024: Hanuman Jayanti
  • April 23, 2024, : Jurģi
  • April 23, 2024, : Reinheitsgebot
  • April 23, 2024, : Saint George
  • April 23, 2024, : Saint George of Lydda
  • April 23, 2024: Sant Jordi
  • April 23, 2024: Vinalia
  • 24 April 2024, : Nouvel an Theravada
  • 24 April 2024, : Holy Week

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April 1, 2024(7 events)

Akitu

April 1, 2024

Akitu

Today, the Assyrian people celebrate Akitu, the Babylonian and Sumerian new year more than 5 millennia old. For 12 days, prayers, feasts and parades take place to celebrate the god Marduk. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #1April #Marduk #Akitu

Aoling Festival

April 1, 2024

aoling festival

Today, the Konyak people of Nagaland (northeast India) celebrate Aoling. This ancestral tradition prepares hunters and farmers for the coming season. It is also an opportunity to pray to the spirits and ask for their generosity with the help of animal sacrifice. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1st #Nagaland #Aoling #Konyak

Monyu Festival

April 1, 2024

monyu festival

Today, the Phom people of Nagaland in northeast India celebrate Monyu. This festival lasts more than a week and is an opportunity to honor the renewal of the spirits of spring. Many activities take place on the different days of the festival such as harvests, meals, dances. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1st #phom #nagaland #inde #monyu

Kha b-Nisan

April 1, 2024

Kha b-Nisan

Today, Assyrians celebrate Kha b-Nisan, the new year. These origins date back to 3000 BCE, the Assyrians wear traditional costumes. Traditional dances, songs and poems accompany the party all night long. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1 #Assyrian

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Miyako Odori

April 1, 2024

Miyako Odori

Today, in Kyoto, Japan, Miyako Odori takes place for a month. The dances, songs and theatrical productions presented as part of the Miyako Odori are performed by the maiko (apprentice geisha) and geisha of the Gion district. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April #gion #kyoto #japan #MiyakoOdori

April Fool

April 1, 2024

April Fool

Today is April Fool's Day. Originally, it was a courier bringing his master's love letters. In the 17th century, April Fool's Day became an act aimed at forcing someone to do unnecessary acts to make fun of them. Customs vary greatly and origins are highly contested. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1 #Aprilfish

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Veneralia

April 1, 2024

Veneralia

On this day, the Romans celebrated Veneralia in honor of Venus Verticordia (who changes hearts) and Fortuna Virilis. Especially performed by women, the rites bring good fortune in matters of the heart, sex and marriage. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1 #tome #veneralia

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April 2, 2024(2 events)

Sizdah Bedar

April 2, 2024

Sizdah Bedar

Today Iranians celebrate Sizdah Bedar, the end of Nowruz. This festival probably has its origins in Avesta and Zoroastrianism. It is an opportunity to go into nature to have a family picnic and enjoy the beauties of Spring. It is also the occasion to make jokes (April Fool's Day) since 536 CE. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 1st #nowruz #SizdahBedar #iran #Avesta

April 3, 2024(1 event)

Noumenia

April 3, 2024

Noumenia

On this day, the greeks celebrated Noumenia, the New Moon marking a new month. The Noumenia is the second day of a three-day family festival held every lunar month – the Deipnon of Hekate, then the Noumenia, followed by the Agathos Daimon. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #noumenia

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April 4, 2024(3 events)

Hanshi-Festival

April 4, 2024

Hanshi-Festival

begin the Hanshi festival (known as the cold meal festival). Since the 7th century BCE, the tradition has been to avoid the light of fires even when preparing meals. The origins of this tradition are quite vague and would come from the noble Jin, Jie Zitui, between romance and reality of the story. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #4April #JieZitui #Hanshi #China

Isidore of Seville

April 4, 2024

Saint Isidore of Seville

celebrate Saint Isidore of Seville. This last master of the ancient world is known for converting the Visigothic kingdom and for his numerous writings on theology, history, cosmology and grammar. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #4April #isidore #seville

Megalesia

April 4, 2024

Megalesia

On this day and for a week, the Romans celebrated the Megalesia in honor of a Phrygian goddess Cybele. Meals and extravagance were customary as well as stage games on the Palatine Hill. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #4April #rome #megalesia

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April 5, 2024(3 events)

Laylat al-Qadr

April 5, 2024

Laylat al-Qadr

Today, Muslims commemorate the Night of Destiny, Laylat al-Qadr, the night when the Quran was sent by God to men. This night is considered blessed by Muslims, who must make invocations, prayers, recite the Koran and ask sincere forgiveness for sins committed. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #quran #coran #LaylatAlQadr

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Qingming Jie

April 5, 2024

Qingming Jie

Today, the Chinese celebrate Qingmingjie (purity and light). They clean the graves to avoid wandering souls. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar 1TP5China #5April

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Singmogil

April 5, 2024

Singmogil

Today, Koreans celebrate Singmogil. In the aftermath of the Korean War, the South Korean government decided to celebrate Tree Day to address the destruction and deforestation caused by the conflict. #mythology #myth #legend #korea #calendar #5April #singmogil

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April 6, 2024(1 event)

Chakri Day

April 6, 2024

chakri day

Today, Thais celebrate Chakri Day. This day marks the founding and establishment of the great Chakri dynasty in 1782 by Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke. He was also known as King Rama I and declared Bangok, then called Krung Thep, the capital of Siam. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #6April #thailand #ChakriDay

April 7, 2024(1 event)

Kanamara Matsuri

April 7, 2024

Kanamara Matsuri

Today, the Japanese celebrate Kanamara matsuri in Kawasaki, better known as the Iron Penis Festival. Centered on fertility, the blessings relate to business prosperity, the future of the family clan, marriage, easy childbirth, and harmony between spouses. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Japan #kanamaramatsuri

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April 8, 2024(3 events)

Delphinia

April 8, 2024

delphinia

On this day, the Greeks celebrated Delphinia. Unmarried women went to venerate Apollo and Artemis on the shores of Ilissos. Plutarch points out that this day is connected with the myth of Theseus, where the victims for the minotaurs were chosen from among the virgins. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #6mounykhion #8April #delphinia

Hana Matsuri

April 8, 2024

Hana Matsuri

Today the Japanese celebrate Hana Matsuri. Originally Buddha's birthday, it has also become synonymous with the arrival of spring and an opportunity to pray for the health of young children. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #8April #Buddha #hanamatsuri #Japan

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Jashan of Farvardin

April 8, 2024

Farvardin

Today, the Zoroasters celebrate the Jashan of Farvardin, in honor of their Fravashi. The Fravashi is the guardian angel of an individual (existent or non-existent) who sends his urvan (soul) to the material world to fight evil. On the fourth day after death, the urvan returns to his Fravashi where he will benefit from his earthly experience for his next reincarnation. #mythology #myth #legend #8April #Zoroaster #Farvardin

April 9, 2024(4 events)

Eid al-Fitr

April 9, 2024

Eid al-Fitr

celebrate Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fast in the month of Ramadan. It is customary to pay Zakat (alms) during the "small festival" if this is not done during Ramadan. After the prayer and depending on the country, the faithful, but also non-believers and children, visit their relatives and friends to present their Eid wishes. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Zakat #Aidal-Fitr #EidalFitr #1chawwal

Haakon Sigurdsson

April 9, 2024

Haakon Sigurdsson

Today, the Asatrus celebrate the Earl of Lade Haakon Sigurdsson. Hero of the Heimskringla, he chased the Christianization of Norway and fought numerous times in the Scandinavian wars. #mythology #myth #legend #asatru #calendar #9April #sigurdsson #norway

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Libation to Artemis

April 9, 2024

libation to artemis

On this day, the Greeks made a libation to Artemis. Daughter of Zeus and Leto, sister of Apollo, she is the goddess of wild animals, hunting and warlike frenzy. She is also the protector of children (human and animals), pregnancy, childbirth and midwives. Her favor guarantees pure hunters and soldiers to be guided until their death which she will take. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #9April #GreeceAncient #Artemis

Ugadi

April 9, 2024

Ugadi

Today, the people of Dekkan (South India) celebrate the new year, Ugadi. After a major ritual cleansing of the house and body, this celebration is accompanied by large traditional family meals. #mythology #myth #legend #deccan #dekkan #ugadi

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April 12, 2024(3 events)

Cerealia

April 12, 2024

Cerealia

On this day and for a week, the Romans celebrated the games of Ceres (Demeter). The Greeks and Romans celebrated the return of Proserpine to earth, everyone, in those days, dressed in white. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 12 #rome #athens

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Sechselauten

April 12, 2024

Sechselauten

Today, the Swiss celebrate Sechseläuten (the six o'clock bell). The main event of the festival is, at 6 p.m., the cremation at the stake of an effigy of Winter called the Böögg or Snowman Winter. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April #sechselauten #suisse #zurich

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Songkran

April 12, 2024

Songkran

Today, Thais celebrate the Buddhist New Year for three days, Songkran. Dances, meals and religious traditions, this festival is also the occasion of a huge water fight. #mythology #myth #legend #12April #thailand #songkran

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April 13, 2024(4 events)

Chaul Chhnam Thmey

April 13, 2024

Chaul Chhnam Thmey

Today, Khmer people celebrate the new year, Chaul Chhnam Thmey. The ceremonies last three days, during the first day, a new devata in animal form comes to take care of the world for the coming year. Afterwards, the Buddha statues are bathed and perfumed, gifts are given to the less fortunate and the ancestors are honored. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 13 #CaulChhnamThmey #Khmer

Pimai

April 13, 2024

Pimai Pii mai Pee may

Today, Laotians celebrate Pimai, the new year. Like its Tai-Kadai counterparts, it is a water festival, corresponding to the hottest time of the year, shortly before the start of the rainy season. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 13 #Laos #May

Thingyan

April 13, 2024

Thingyan

Today, the Burmese celebrate Thingyan, the new year and water festival. A cannon is fired and people come out with containers full of water and branches of thabyay, to sprinkle the water on the ground with a prayer. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #burma #hingyan

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Vaisakhi

April 13, 2024

Vaisakhi

Today, Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi, the harvest festival. It is tradition to start harvesting after this festival. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 13 #April 14 #aisakhi

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April 14, 2024(7 events)

Bihu

April 14, 2024

Bihu

Today, the Assamese community (in the north of Bengal, former Assam) celebrate Bihu, the new year. Linked to the seasons and agricultural cultures, it is celebrated throughout the country, with traditional dances marking the celebrations. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 14 #assam #bihu

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Çarşema Sor

April 14, 2024

Yezidi New Year

Today, Yazidis celebrate Çarşema Sor (Red Wednesday), the new year. Generally celebrated on the first Wednesday after April 14, eggs are boiled and colored, sawuk bread is baked, graves are visited to commemorate the dead and bring them offerings and fruits. Yazidis also wear festive clothing and visit nearby temples, including Lalish, home to the sacred Zemzem Spring, which flows into a dark cave. Yazidis offer sacrifices at the entrance to the cave and receive blessings. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 14 #YazidiNewYear #Sawuk #Lalish

Takayama Festival

April 14, 2024

Takayama Festival

Today, the Japanese begin the Takayama festivals of Gifu. The Takayama Spring Festival takes place at Hie Shrine, also known as Sanno Shrine. He is held to petition the gods for good harvests. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 14 #takayama #japan

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Black day

April 14, 2024

black day

Today, Koreans celebrate Black Day (in contrast to Valentine's Day and White Day a month later). People who did not receive gifts on White Day gather to eat jajangmyeon, noodles with black bean sauce. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 14 #BlackDay #Korea

Pana Sankranti

April 14, 2024

Pana Sankranti

Today in Odesha (India) the New Year Pana Sankranti takes place. The festival is celebrated with visits to the temples of Shiva, Shakti or Hanuman. People bathe in rivers or in major pilgrimage centers. Communities attend mela (fairs), take part in traditional dances or acrobatic shows. #mythology #myth #legend #inde #odesha #calendar #April 14

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Pohela Boishakh

April 14, 2024

Pohela Boishakh

Today Bengalis celebrate the new year, Pohela Boishakh. Probably of Mughal origin, processions, fairs and family meals mark the transition to the new year. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #14April #bengal

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Puthandu

April 14, 2024

Puthandu

Today, the Tamils (Sri Lanka and South India) celebrate the new year, Puthandu. It is an important day, considered to be when Brahma, the Creator, started the creation of the universe. On this festive morning, there is a ritual bath, followed by a religious ceremony which brings together the members of the family. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #14April #puthandu #SriLanka

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April 15, 2024(1 event)

Fordicidia

April 15, 2024

Fordicidia

celebrated the Fordicidia. To promote soil fertility, pregnant cows were sacrificed. This feast is part of the agrarian cycle celebrated in April, a month during which several other feasts relating to life take place. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #15April #rome #Fordicidia

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April 16, 2024
April 17, 2024(1 event)

Rama Navami

April 17, 2024

Rama Navami

Today Hindus celebrate Rama Navami, the birth of Rama, prince of Ayodhya and seventh incarnation of Vishnu. The traditional ceremony includes a presentation of gifts and a large buffet. The custom is also to fast and bathe in a sacred river. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #india #ramanavami

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April 18, 2024(1 event)

The Hung Kings

April 18, 2024

The Hung Kings

Today, Vietnamese celebrate the Hung Kings Festival. The purpose of this ceremony is to remember and pay homage to the Hung kings who are the traditional founders and first kings of the nation. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #vietnam #HungKing

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April 19, 2024
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April 21, 2024(4 events)

Moros and Cristianos

April 21, 2024

Moros and Cristianos

Today, the Spanish people of Alcoy celebrate Moros y Cristianos. The Moors and Christians of Alcoy is the best known. With greater or lesser differences, this festival is made up of different episodes, among which we invariably find the Entrances or Parades, Embassies and Processions. The story of the Iberian reconquest by the Christians takes place over a period of 3 days. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 21 #Reconquista #MorosYCristianos #Alcoy

Olympia

April 21, 2024

Olympia Zeus

On this day, the Greeks celebrated Olympeia in honor of Olympian Zeus. Established by the tyrant Pisistratus and associated with the inauguration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, the festival included a cavalry procession and cavalry competitions and exhibitions. In addition, a large number of bulls were sacrificed to Zeus. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 21 #olympeia #olympus #zeus #GreeceAncient

parilia

April 21, 2024

parilia

On this day, the Romans celebrated Parilia, in honor of the goddess Palès, protector of shepherds. It was originally an agrarian festival, which included the purification by fire (lustration) of the herds and their guardians. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #21April #rome #parilia

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Ridvan

April 21, 2024

Ridvan

Today, Bahá'ís celebrate Riḍvān. Lasting twelve days, the festival commemorates the prophet Bahāʾ-Allāh. Riḍvān means paradise and refers to the Garden of Ridván located near Baghdad, where the prophet spent twelve days after being exiled from Baghdad by the Ottoman Empire, before beginning his journey to Constantinople. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 21 #Ridvan

April 22, 2024(3 events)

Yggdrasil Day

April 22, 2024

Yggdrasil Day

Today, the Asatrus celebrate Yggdrasil Day. Not present in ancient traditions, this festival is symbolic in order to remember natural forces and the importance of protecting our planet. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #22April #asatru #yggdrasil

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Passover

April 22, 2024

Passover

Today, Jews begin the holiday of Pesach (Passover). For seven days, the Exodus from Egypt is celebrated and the beginning of the barley harvest season which inaugurates the annual agricultural cycle. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #14nissan #pesach #pascha

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Tozoztontli

April 22, 2024

Tozoztontli

On this day, the Aztecs began the month of Tozoztontli in honor of Centeotl, Tlaloque, Chicomecoatl and Coatlicue. This marks the end of the dry season. It is the season of bird sacrifices and is called La Petite Vieille. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 22 #Tozoztontli #Aztec

April 23, 2024(9 events)

Bak Poya

April 23, 2024

bak poya

Today, Sri Lankans celebrate Bak Poya. This day marks Buddha's second visit to the island during which he ended the internecine war of the Naga dynasty, bringing peace and prosperity to the island. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #BakPoya #SriLanka

Day of Castilla y León

April 23, 2024

Day of Castilla y León

Today, some Spaniards celebrate Castile and León Day. These two autonomous regions commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Villalar, in which Castilian rebels called Comuneros suffered a crushing defeat against the royalist forces of King Charles I during the Comuneros Revolt of April 23, 1521. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #23April #Castile #Leon #Spain

Hanuman Jayanti

April 23, 2024

Hanuman Jayanti

Today, Indians celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birth of the god Hanuman. He is revered as a deity capable of achieving victory against evil and providing protection. On this auspicious day, devotees celebrate it and seek its protection and blessings. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #inde #hanuman

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Jurģi

April 23, 2024

Jurģi

Today, the Baltics celebrate Jurģi, the spring festival which coincides with the Catholic Saint George's Day. There are many rituals during Jurģi, the best known is that of moving. Stone or straw from the old site is carried away and scattered in the new living place, so that the person leaving will not be cursed by any spell. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 23 #jurgi #littuania

Reinheitsgebot

April 23, 2024

Reinheitsgebot

Today, Germans commemorate the Treaty of Reinheitsgebot. Dating from 1487, it constitutes one of the oldest food decrees, specifying the ingredients authorized in the brewing of beer. It is therefore an opportunity to honor the drink! (in moderation) #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 23 #Reinheitsgebot #Germany #Beer

Saint George

April 23, 2024

Saint George

Today, the English particularly celebrate Saint George's Day. Patron saint of England since the Tudors came to the throne, this festival fell into disuse from the 18th century. This day is also the birthday of Shakespeare, a national figure of England. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 23 #SaintGeorge

Saint George of Lydda

April 23, 2024

Saint Georges

Today, Catholics celebrate Saint George of Lydda. Patron saint of chivalry, armorers and scouting, Saint George defeats the dragon of Silenus in Libya with a sign of the cross and a spear on his white horse. This legend gave the red cross on a white English background. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 23 #SaintGeorge #Silenus

Sant Jordi

April 23, 2024

Sant Jordi

Today, Christians celebrate Saint George's Day, or Sant Jordi. Patron saint of Aragon, Valencia and Catalonia, among others, tradition dictates that, every year, a rose is offered, and since the 1920s, a book#mythology #myth #legend #calendar #23April #Catalonia #aragon #valence #santjordi

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Vinalia

April 23, 2024

Vinalia

On this day, the Romans celebrated Vinalia. These two harvest festivals in honor of Jupiter and Venus took place in April and in august. These festivals followed the natural course of the harvest, from the new wine festival to the first bunches picked. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #rome #vinalia #23April #August 19

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April 24, 2024(2 events)

Theravada New Year

April 24, 2024

Theravada new year

Today, Theravada Buddhists celebrate the New Year. The traditions are multiple but this day is well known in Thailand for having fights with water in all cities! #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #TheravadaNewYear #Thailand

Holy Week

April 24, 2024

Holy Week

Today, Christians begin Holy Week, the week before Easter and the latter part of Lent. It is intended to commemorate the Passion of Christ. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #Holy Week #paques

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April 25, 2024(2 events)

Robigalia

April 25, 2024

Robigalia

On this day, the Romans celebrated Robigalia. Created by the second king of Rome, this festival aims to protect crops from disease and promote soil fertility. #mythology #myth #legend #25April #calendar #robigalia #rome

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St. Mark

April 25, 2024

St. Mark

Today, Christians commemorate Saint Mark the Evangelist. In Venice, on this day, men traditionally offer a single rosebud to the women they love. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #25April #Saint-Marc #venice

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April 26, 2024(1 event)

Our Lady of Good Counsel

April 26, 2024

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Today, Italians celebrate Our Lady of Good Counsel. The town of Scutari in Albania was annexed to the Republic of Venice in 1396, ceding the town to the Ottoman Empire in 1479. A fresco representing a Virgin and Child Jesus was found "transported by angels" to Genazzano in Italy . #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 26 #Italy #Genazzano

April 27, 2024(3 events)

Floralia

April 27, 2024

Floralia

On this day and for a week, the Romans celebrated floral games in honor of Flora, goddess of flowers, gardens and spring of Sabine origin. The cult of it was established in Rome by Titus Tatius, legendary king of Cures Sabini, then king of Rome at the same time as Romulus. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #27April #rome #floralia

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Our Lady of Montserrat

April 27, 2024

Our Lady of Montserrat

Today, Catalans celebrate Our Lady of Montserrat, patroness of Catalonia. The statue, blackened by time, has the nickname Moreneta (the little black one), and it would be sacrilege to return the statue to its original color. From 233, the archangel Saint Michael descended on the site of Montserrat to destroy a temple that the Romans had built to Venus around the year 160. The statue was found on site by children in 880. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #27April #Montserrat #Moreneta

Saturday of Lazarus

April 27, 2024

Saturday of Lazarus

celebrate Lazarus Saturday. It refers to the resurrection of Lazarus, friend of Jesus, and marks the end of Great Lent. The feast, combined with Palm Sunday, precedes Holy Week. It is considered an anticipation of Easter and the mystery of the Resurrection. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #orthodox #lazare

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April 28, 2024(2 events)

Nichiren

April 28, 2024

Nichiren

Today, Buddhists commemorate Nichiren. He was a Japanese Buddhist monk from the Kamakura era who founded the Mahayana school of Japan on April 28, 1253. His school stood out from other Buddhist movements from its creation by the domination in its teaching of the Lotus Sutra. He is also known for revolutionizing the position of women in Japan thanks to his very feminist positions at the time. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 28 #Nichiren

His death of his Sardigna

April 28, 2024

His death of his Sardigna

Today, Sardinians celebrate Sa die de sa Sardigna, Sardinia Day. After an insurrection, on April 28, 1794 his dii de s'aciappa took place. Piedmontese officials are being hunted down, to flush them out, the locals ask people to say "chickpea" (nara cixiri) in Sardinian, very difficult for continentals to say. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 28 #Sardinia #Sardigna

April 29, 2024(1 event)

Golden week

April 29, 2024

Golden Week Japan

Today, the Japanese begin Golden Week. Four public holidays take place, April 29, the birth day of Emperor Shōwa; May 3 Constitution Commemoration Day; May 4 Nature Day; May 5 children's day. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #April 29 #GoldenWeek #Japan

April 30, 2024(1 event)

Walpurgisnacht

April 30, 2024

Walpurgisnacht

Today, the Germanic and Saxon peoples celebrate Walpurgis night. Saint Walpurga is said to have protected the German people from plague, rabies, whooping cough and witches. This holiday dates back to pre-Christian times and is said to be close to the holiday Celtic Beltaine. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar 1TP5QApril 30 #walpurgis

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May 1, 2024(11 events)

Barrin ar mae

May 1, 2024

Barrin ar mae

Today, the Bretons are laying the Barrin ar mae (May branch). If today the May branch is considered more of a good luck charm, it was once hung in strategic places on the farm, such as the henhouse, the oven, the stable, in order to ward off bad luck. The entrances to the fields also had their may, in order to ensure a good harvest and to repel crop disease. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #May 1 #BarrinArMae #Brittany

Beltaine

May 1, 2024

beltaine

On this day, the Celts celebrated Beltaine. It marks the return of the clear season or luminous season. The main ritual of Beltaine consists of fires lit by druids through which cattle passed so that they would be protected from epidemics for the coming year. #mythology #ythe #legend #calendar #May 1st #beltaine

Bona Dea

May 1, 2024

Bona Dea

On this day, the Romans celebrated Bona Dea. She was a goddess in ancient Roman religion. She was associated with the chastity and fertility of Roman women, healing and protection of the state and people of Rome. Its rites allowed women to use strong wine and blood sacrifice, things otherwise forbidden to them by Roman tradition. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #romeantique #rome #bonadea #1May #3December

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Calan Mai

May 1, 2024

Calan Mai Calan Haf or Cyntefin

Today, the Welsh celebrate Calan Mai, Calan Haf or Cyntefin. It marks the start of summer, the inhabitants celebrate around bonfires, maypoles and songs. Some of its traditions parallel the Gaelic May Day festival Beltaine and other May Day traditions in Europe. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #1May #CalanMay #Cynteend #Wales

Dziady

May 1, 2024

Dziady

Today, the North Slavic peoples celebrate Dziady. This communion of the living with the dead takes place twice a year. The rituals have been Christianized to become All Saints Day. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #1st May #31October #dziady

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Fukuno Yotaka

May 1, 2024

Fukuno Yotaka

Today, the Japanese of Nanto celebrate Fukuno Yotaka. This more than 350-year-old festival is known for its paper lamp works lit in the evening. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #1May #FukunoYotaka #japan

Lei Day

May 1, 2024

Lei Day

Today, Hawaiians celebrate Lei Day. Much more than May Day, this day is an opportunity to honor the culture of the island's natives since 1927. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #May 1st #LeiDay #Hawai

Mayades

May 1, 2024

mayad

Today, Mayades take place in the Landes de Gascognes. A may (pine pole which is flowered/decorated, probably from the Beltane Celtic tradition) is planted on the night of April 30. On May Day, all kinds of celebrations take place, the traditions of which vary from one city to another. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #1May #Gascognes #Mayade #France

Moatsu Mong

May 1, 2024

Moatsu Mong

Today, the Ao Nagas of Nagaland celebrate Moatsu Mong. The festival takes place after the fields have been cleared, the weeds have been thrown away and the seeds are sown. People dance and sing, feast and pray. The festive spirits are complete with competitions where the best rice wine is rewarded. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #May 1 #Nagaland #AoNagas #MoatsuMong

May lily of the valley

May 1, 2024

May lily of the valley

Today, the French treat themselves to May lily of the valley. The symbolism of the return of spring linked to this flower has its roots in Celtic traditions as well as Roman ceremonies performed in honor of Flora, goddess of flowers. The tradition of lily of the valley in May was formalized in 1561 by Charles IX who requested that the ladies of the court receive a lucky sprig every May 1st. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #May 1 #Muguet #CharlesIX

Saint Jeremiah

May 1, 2024

saint jeremy jeremiah

Today, Christians celebrate Saint Jeremiah (May Yahweh arise). He is the second of the four great prophets, a Judaic prophet of the Tanakh and the Old Testament and the presumed author (without certainty) of the Book of Jeremiah. He is a contemporary of one of the two minor prophets Zephaniah. Jeremiah made many prophecies for which he was brutalized, exiled or put in prison. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #May 1 #Jeremiah #Christianity #Tanakh

May 2, 2024(2 events)

Dziady

May 2, 2024

Dziady

Today, East Slavic peoples celebrate Dziady in honor of ancestors. The essence of the rituals was the "communion of the living with the dead", namely the establishment of relations with the souls of the ancestors, periodically returning to their seat from the times of their lives. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #2May #1 November #Dziady

Noumenia

May 2, 2024

Noumenia

On this day, the greeks celebrated Noumenia, the New Moon marking a new month. The Noumenia is the second day of a three-day family festival held every lunar month – the Deipnon of Hekate, then the Noumenia, followed by the Agathos Daimon. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #noumenia

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May 3, 2024(3 events)

Hakata Dontaku

May 3, 2024

Hakata Dontaku

begin the Hakata Dontaku Festival in Fukuoka. This festival has two main parts which are the parade and the shows. Locals walk the streets in various costumes, and they play some instruments, and others clap with rice spoons. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #3May #japan #hakatadontaku

day of the cross

May 3, 2024

day of the cross

Today in El Salvador is the Day of the Cross. Families decorate a Jiote cross with fruits and paper ornaments. This Salvadoran tradition dates back to colonial times and marks the start of the rainy or winter season in the country. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #salvador #crossday #3May

Saint Philip the Apostle and Saint James the Less

May 3, 2024

Saint Philip and Saint James

Today, Christians celebrate Saint Philip (the apostle, not the evangelist). He is one of the twelve apostles of the New Testament. He preached in Greece, Syria and Asia Minor. James the Less has an unclear identity (son of Alphaeus; brother of Jesus, cousin of Jesus?), he became head of the Church of Jerusalem and played a very important role in the beginnings of the Judeo-Christian religion. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #3May #SaintPhilippe #SaintJacques #Christianity

May 4, 2024(1 event)

Florian de Lorch

May 4, 2024

Saint Florian of Lorch

Today, Christians celebrate Saint Florian (Florian of Lorch). He is said to have saved a village from a fire by praying and symbolically having a bucket of water thrown at him to put it out; this is why it is associated with firefighters and all those who protect against fire, including chimney sweeps. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #4May #SaintFlorian #Christianity

May 5, 2024(2 events)

Miu Festival

May 5, 2024

miu festival

Today, the Khiamniungan Nagas of Nagaland begin the Miu festival. Sacred songs and dances allow children to be blessed and the fields to be fertilized for Jhum crops. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #5May #Nagaland #Miu

Tango no Sekku

May 5, 2024

Tango no Sekku

Today, the Japanese celebrate Tango no Sekku, one of the festivals traditionally held by the Gosekku imperial court. This festival fell on the fifth day of the fifth month, before being postponed to the Gregorian calendar. It marks the start of summer and the rainy season. #mythology #myth #legend #calendar #5May #japan #tangonosekku

Multicultural and multi-religious almanac

An almanac is a calendar showing the main dates of the calendar, the religious holidays, bearing ephemerides such as the phases of the moon or the duration of the days (lunar and solar calendars).

A calendar is a system for marking dates according to time. Such a system was invented by men to divide and organize time over long periods. The observation of the periodic phenomena of the environment in which they lived — such as the daily movement of the shadow, the return of the seasons or the lunar cycle — served as the first references for organizing the agricultural, social and religious life of societies.

The calendar used today in most of the world is the Gregorian calendar. In everyday language, an ephemeris designates what happens daily; the ephemeris of the day is the list of the significant events of this day.