How does the Wheel of the Year work? The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern pagans, consisting of the year’s chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them.
When did the Wheel of the Year start? The modern-day Wheel of the Year was first suggested by the scholar and mythologist Jacob Grimm (1785-1863 CE) in his 1835 CE work, Teutonic Mythology, and fixed in its present form in the 1950s and early ’60s CE by the Wicca movement.
What holidays do pagans celebrate?
- New Year’s Day.
- The Roman version of Halloween.
- May 1st – Labor Day.
- Epiphany or Three Kings Day.
- Saint John’s Eve.
What do pagans call Christmas? Pagans celebrate Yule, a holiday that takes place during the Winter Solstice, usually just a few days before Christians celebrate Christmas. The two holidays have similarities since Christmas is rooted in both the Germanic Yule, as well as the Roman Saturnalia.