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Wicca is one of the most popular Pagan religions in the United States today. Following the general Pagan Wheel of the Year calendar, the Wiccan calendar is seasonal and easily integrated into our common standard calendar year. The main difference between the regular calendar and that of a Pagan/Wiccan calendar is that the Wheel of the Year begins on November 1st and ends on October 31st.
Here we take a look at the top 10 printable Wiccan calendars available online. Some of these are standard calendars that will need to be modified once printed, allowing for you to add in those personal celebrations that are a part of your own Wheel of the Year. Fore more help when creating your own calendars with multiple online resource, check out Online Resources for Printable Calendars and Free Templates.
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Pagan Calendar UK
One of the most detailed online Pagan Calendar systems comes from Pagan Calendar UK. The folks at this website cover a range of Pagan religious calendars which include Heathen, Druid and a Wiccan calendar that is printable as well.
Features of this free calendar in PDF format include: moon phases, neo-pagan festivals, Wiccan holidays and the full Wheel of the Year. A sample image of the key that this calendar uses is seen the image to the left - click on the image to get a better view. To download and print this Wiccan calendar for 2011, click through to PaganCalendarUK - the download will not start automatically.
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Wellesley College Printable Calendar
The Wellesley College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offers a printable calendar that shows Wiccan holidays. Because Wiccan is one of the officially recognize Pagan religions in the United States, more and more institutions are adding holiday information that corresponds with the Pagan Wheel of the Year.
In the image to the left, is a screen shot of the Wiccan calendar that can be printed through Wellesley online. One of the interesting features of this calendar is that when looking at it online, you can click on the holiday for a religious explanation of why the date is celebrated. The calendar is in PDF format for printing and can be found by clicking through to Wellesley College Wiccan Calendar - click on the image to get a larger view.
The information on dates that you get from the Wellesley College calendar can be used when creating your own printable calendar. If you normally use the Microsoft Publisher program, check out our instructional article called How to Make a Personalized Calendar Using Mircrosoft Publisher Templates.
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BBC Pagan Calendar Dates
Many mainstream pagan calendars are for purchase only, so when looking at resources to create your own printable Wiccan calendar, it is good to have a reliable online location where you can find the dates needed to add on to your own calendar template. One of the best reliable sources online, where you can find Pagan/Wiccan Wheel of the Year dates right through to the year 2014, is the BBC.
The BBC’s Pagan Calendar information is free, and broken down year by year to help you coordinate your own template. Click through here to see their calendars date through the next few years: BBC Pagan Calendar
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Calendar Labs Templates
The Calendar Labs template site list several plain and stylized templates that can be used as printable Wiccan calendars. All you have to do is choose a calendar template and modify it with the Pagan/Wiccan dates that you want to incorporate and print. It’s simple and easy to do, and best of all it’s free.
To check out all the style templates that they have, click through here Calendar Labs Printable Templates.
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Printable Wheel of the Year's
The Pagan/Wiccan calendar is a seasonal cycle the runs in a loop. Because of this, many followers choose to have a printable Wheel of the Year as a form of holiday reference rather than using a standard calendar. Here we will list the last of the top ten resources for printable Wiccan calendars, by offering links to reputable Wheel of the Year resources that can be printed for free.
In the image shown at the upper left is the printable gif offered by the Sonoma County Pagan Network online. Their Wheel of the Year has some graphics, but is a basic and clean lined source that can be used as part of a regular calendar. For more information on their wheel, see SCPN Wheel of the Year - click on the image to get a better view.
As seen in the image at the right, Soul Seasons Quilt has an excellent template for showcasing the Wheel of the Year. They call it the Creative Wheel of the Year, in which they have added areas of creativity in section of the wheel. For more information, check it out at Soul Seasons Creative Wheel of the Year.
More printable Wiccan calendars that focus on the Wheel of the Year can be found at the following:
Gia's garden Wheel of the Year *image seen at the left
When looking for a useable Wiccan calendar that is printable, the best overall bet is to create your own with the information above to make your calendar as personalized as possible. Celebrating the seasonal holidays is just the base of most Wiccan paths and there are some people who celebrate up to eight holidays or more a year, while others narrow it down to celebrate four holidays per year.
* Images used are provided with permission of © SCPN, © 2008 Soul Seasons Quilts and © Gia’s Garden.