Nov 14 2012

Samhain – Celtic New Year

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Month 1 – Samhain – End of Summer

Today is the beginning of the new Pictish lunar year, year 14 of the current 19-year cycle. It is a regular year of 12 months alternating between 30 days and 29 days in length. Click the link below to see the calendar for the new lunar month (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

SAMHAIN Calendar

The dates of the beginning of each month in the new year are as follows:

  1. Samhain – 14 Nov 2012
  2. Dumhainn – 14 Dec 2012
  3. Riùr – 12 Jan 2013
  4. Naghaid – 11 Feb 2013
  5. Uarain – 12 Mar 2013
  6. Cuithe – 11 Apr 2013
  7. Geamhain – 11 May 2013
  8. Siùfainn – 10 Jun 2013
  9. Eacha – 9 Jul 2013
  10. Eilmì – 8 Aug 2013
  11. Aodhrain – 6 Sep 2013
  12. Cadal – 6 Oct 2013

Year 15 of cycle 164 will begin on 4th November 2013.

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One Response to “Samhain – Celtic New Year”

  1. Doug Barron 13 Dec 2012 at 02:43

    Hey – I found this blog via your calendar page at http://www.time-meddler.co.uk/celtic.html and I love it, beautifully done! One tiny quibble – you’ve translated “Cadal” as “Song,” where in normal Gaelic it means “Sleep” (which might also be appropriate). Other than that, ‘s math a rinn sibh gu dearbh!

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