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2017 Ritual Dates and Symbols

Note: Additional information on the following holidays is available at:

Yule/Winter Solstice
Valentine’s Day
Spring Equinox
Summer Solstice(corrected text)
August Ritual Dates
Fall Equinox
Halloween {personal) and (background)
Yule/Winter Solstice  

This page summarizes significant dates and symbols used by various cults and destructive groups. For most survivors, the worst symbols and dates are among those on this page.
Please remember that abusive groups steal, pervert and mock the holidays of legitimate religions. This does not mean that all people who observe these holidays are abusive. It is not their fault that abusive groups choose to defile their sacred days.
Each group is different and may celebrate different sets of holidays, placing emphasis on different days. Dates with significance to individual groups, such as leaders' birthdays, may also be celebrated. Full and new moons are significant in some cults, particularly if they fall on any of the main holidays or on the survivor's birthday. Those groups that utilize numerology mark dates whose numbers add up to "power numbers" or dates with repeating numbers, such as October 10, 2010 and November 11, 2011.
Christian, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Hindu, Islamic, and Thelemic holidays are listed separately, after the Satanic ritual calendar. Days that might be significant in Australia, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom follow. A section on symbols is at the very end. Other ritual calendars on the Internet (there is much duplication) are at:

N – Nazi, neo-Nazi
S – Satanic

Satanic groups: see Christian holidays listed below.
Neo-Nazi groups: see Jewish holidays listed below.
Holidays of other major religions are below and holidays of counties where Satanism is practiced follow the religious holidays.

1/1 S New Year’s Day

1/7 S St Winebald’s Day

11/12 N Birth of both Rosenburg and Goering, Nazi leaders in WW2

1/12 S Full Moon
1/13 S Satanic New Year
1/16 N Martin Luther King Day

1/17 S Feast of Fools/Old Twelfth Night/Satanic and demon revels

1/20 S St. Agnes’ Eve

1/27 S New Moon

1/30 N Hitler named Chancellor of Germany


2/2 S Candlemas/Imbolc

2/10 S  Full Moon
2/10 (Northern Hemisphere/February 11 (Southern Hemisphere) S Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in all places except Western Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand
2/28 Annular Solar Eclipse visible in south/west Africa and southern part of South America. 
2/12 S Lincoln’s Birthday

2/14 S Valentine’s Day

2/20 S? President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday

2/25 N Walpurgis Day
2/26 S New Moon
2/28 Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

3/1 Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent
3/1 S St. Eichstadt’s Day

3/12 S Full Moon
4/16 N Hitler’s birthday (Note: Hitler was born on Easter, so Nazis celebrate his actual birthday, 4/20, and Easter of the current year. This year Easter falls on 4/16.)
4/20 N Hitler’s actual birthday
3/20 S Spring Equinox

3/24 S P Feast of the Beast/Bride of Satan
3/27 S New Moon


4/1 S April Fool’s Day

4/8 S Day of the Masters
4/10 S Full Moon
4/13 S? Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
4/16 N Hitler’s alternate birthday

4/21 – 5/1 or 4/30 – 5/5 S Grand Climax/Da Meur/ (Third week of April S Preparation for sacrifice in some Satanic sects}

4/20 N Hitler’s birthday (Note: Hitler was born on Easter, so Nazis celebrate his actual birthday, 4/20, and Easter of the current year. This year Easter falls on 4/16.)
4/26 S New Moon

4/30 S N Walpurgisnacht/May Eve

4/30 N Anniversary of Hitler’s death


5/1 S N Beltane/May Day/ Labour Day in Europe

5/8 N V-E Day (Victory in Europe, WW2)
5/10 S Full Moon
5/14 S Mothers’ Day

5/20 S ? N ? Armed Forces Day

5/25 S New Moon

5/29 S N? Memorial Day


6/6 N D-Day: invasion of France in WW2
6/9 S Full Moon

6/18 S Fathers’ Day

6/20 S Summer Solstice

6/23 S New Moon
6/23 S Midsummer’s Eve

6/23 S St John’s Eve


7/4 S Fourth of July/US Independence Day
7/8 S Full Moon

7/14 S Bastille Day

7/23 S New Moon

7/24 S Pioneer Day (Mormon)

7/25 S St. James’ Day/Festival of the Horned God

7/29 N Hitler proclaimed leader of the Nazi party

8/7 S Full Moon
8/7 S Partial lunar eclipse: visible in most of Europe, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, and eastern South America.

8/1 S N Lamas/Lughnasadh

8/21 S New Moon
8/21 S Total solar eclipse: totality visible in parts of the United States; partially visible in the United States, Canada, Central America, northern South America, western Europe, and western Africa.


9/1 N Start of WW2

9/4 S Labor Day
9/6 S Full Moon

9/5 – 9/7 S Marriage to the Beast (Satan)

9/7 S Feast of the Beast

9/17 N Hitler’s alternate half-birthday

9/19 S New Moon
9/20 – 9/21 S Midnight Host

9/22 S N Fall Equinox

9/29 S? Michaelmas


10/5 S Full Moon

10/9 S N? Columbus Day

10/13 S Backwards Halloween
10/13 S Friday the Thirteenth

10/16 N Death of Rosenburg
10/19 S New Moon

10/19 N Death of Goering

10/20 N Hitler’s half-birthday

10/22 – 10/29 S Preparation for All Hallows’ Eve

10/24 S? N? United Nations’ Day

0/31 S N Halloween/Samhain/All Hallows Eve/
Hallowmas/All Souls’ Day

10/31 S N Start of the Celtic new year, the “dark” half of the year


11/4 S Satanic Revels

11/3 S Full Moon

11/9 N Kristallnacht

11/11 N Veteran’s Day: Armistice, 1918

11/13 S New Moon
11/23 S Thanksgiving


12/3 S Full Moon

12/6 S? St. Nicholas’ Day

12/13 S ? St. Lucia’s Day
12/17   New Moon

12/21 S St. Thomas’ Day/Fire Festival

12/21 S N P Yule/Winter Solstice

12/24 S N Christmas Eve/Satanic and demon revels/Da Meur/Grand High Climax

12/15 S N Christmas Day

12/31 S New Year’s Eve

Holidays celebrated by different religions

Christian holidays

1/6 S Twelfth Night/Epiphany

1/8 Baptism of the Lord

2/28 Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday

3/1 Ash Wednesday

3/1 – 3/26 Lent
3/25 Annunciation

4/9 Palm Sunday

4/13 Maundy Thursday/Last Supper

4/14 Good Friday

4/15 Holy Saturday

4/16 Easter Sunday

5/25 Ascension Day

6/4 Pentecost/ Whitsun

6/11 Trinity Sunday

6/15 Feast of the Body of Christ/Corpus Christi
8/15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9/14 Holy Cross Day

10/31 All Hallows Eve

11/1 S All Saints’ Day

11/2 S All Souls’ Day

12/8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception

12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 The Sundays of Advent

12/24 Christmas Eve

12/25 Christmas Day

Eastern Orthodox holidays

1/6 Theophany/Baptism of Christ

2/15 The Meeting of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple

2/27 Beginning of Lent

3/25 Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

4/9 Palm Sunday

4/13 Holy Thursday

4/14 Holy Friday

4/15 Holy Saturday

4/16 Pascha/Easter

5/25 Ascension Day

6/4 Pentecost

6/26 All Saints Day

8/6 Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ

8/15 Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9/1 Beginning of the liturgical year

9/14 Elevation of the Cross

12/25 Nativity of Christ

Jewish holidays
Note: Rosh Chodesh is the new moon and the beginning of the month. Dates in 2017 are: sundown 1/26 to sundown 1/27, sundown 2/25 to sundown 2/26, sundown 3/26 to sundown 3/27, sundown 4/25 to sundown 4/26, sundown 5/24 to sundown 5/25, sundown 6/22 to sundown 6/23, sundown 7/22 to sundown 7/23, sundown 8/20 to sundown 8/21, sundown 9/18 to sundown 9/19, sundown 10/18 to sundown 10/19, sundown 11/17 to sundown 11/18, sundown 11/16 to sundown 12/17.
sundown 2/10 to sundown 2/11: Tu B’Shvat: celebration of spring

sundown 3/10 to sundown 3/11: The Fast of Esther and the evening of Purim

sundown 3/11 to sundown 3/12: Purim: commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia

sundown 4/10 to sundown 4/18: the week of Passover/Pesach: Celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt

sundown 4/23 to sundown 4/24: Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

sundown 4/30 to sundown 5/1: Yom HaZikaron: Day of Memory

sundown 5/1 to sundown 5/2: Yom HaAtzma’ut: Israeli Day of Independence

sundown 5/13 to sundown 5/14: Lag B’Omer: symbolizes the resilience of the Jewish people: celebrated with bonfires and picnics

sundown 5/23 to sundown 5/24: Yom Yerushelayim: Jerusalem Day

sundown 5/30 to sundown 6/1: Shavuot: commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai

sundown 7/31 to sundown 8/1: Tisha B’Av: Day of Mourning

sundown 9/20 to sundown 9/23: Rosh Hashanah: the Jewish New Year, Day of Judgement

sundown 9/29 to sundown 9/30: Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement

sundown 10/4 to sundown 10/11: Sukkot: harvest festival

sundown 10/12 to sundown 10/13: Simchas Torah: celebration of the annual complete cycle of readings of the Torah

sundown 12/12 to sundown 12/21 Chanukah: Festival of Lights: festival of rededication

Hindu holidays

1/14 Makar Sankranti: Harvest Festival

2/1 Vasant Panchami/Saraswati Puja: worship of Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, ancestor worship

3/29 Ugadi/Yugadi: New Year

3/13 Holi: Festival of Colors: Spring festival, celebration of triumph of good over evil: dedicated to Krishna or Kama

35/5 Rama Navami: Birth of Ram, the seventh avatar of

4/11 Hanuman Jayanti: Birth of Hanuman, shape shifter

8/7 Raksha Banhan/Rakhi: Celebratation of the bond between brothers and sisters

8/215 Krishna Janmashtami: Birth of Krishna

8/25 Ganesh Chaturthi/Anant Chaturdashi: Birth of Lord Ganesha, god of wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune

9/5 - 9/19 Pitru Paksha: 16 day period when spirits visit their descendants’ homes

9/21 - 9/29 – 10/10 Navratri: Fall festival, celebration of the nine forms of Shakti/Devi.

9/30 Dussehra/Dasera: Celebration of Kali’s victory over Mahishasura, triumph of good over evil

10/19 Diwali/Dipavali: Festival of Lights: dedicated to Lakshmi or Kali: the end of Lord Rama’s exil: destruction of evil by Vishnu

Muslim holidays

Muslim holidays start the evening of the previous day.

4/24 Lailat al Miraj: Celebrates the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent into heaven and return.

5/11 Lailat al-Bara’a/Nisf Shabaan/: Night of Absolution
5/27 – 6/26 Ramadan: Period of fasting, self-evaluation, and spiritual growth

6/22 Laylat al-Qadr/Night of Destiny: commemoration of the first revelation of the Qu’an to the Prophet Muhammad.

6/23 Quds Day: A day of support for oppressed Muslims of the world.

6/26 – 6/28 Eid al-Fitr: End of Ramadan, beginning of a three-week feast.

8/30 - 9/4 Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca
9/2 Eid al-Adha/ Feast of Sacrifice: remembrance of the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. A time of forgiveness, kindness, and gift-giving.

9/22 Muharram: Islamic New Year: A time of mourning and fasting.
10/1 Ashura: M
artyrdom of the prophet’s grandson,

12/1 Milad un Nabi: Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Thelemic holidays

3/12 Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times/spring equinox

3/20 Feast for the Equinox of the Gods/commemorates the founding of Thelema in 1904

4/8 – 4/10 The Feast for the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law

6/21 Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times/summer solstice

8/12 Feast for the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride
10/12 Crowleymas Anniversary of Aleister Crowley’s birth
9/21 Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times/autumn equinox
12/1 Crowley’s Greater Feast/ anniversary of Crowley’s death

12/22 Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times/winter solstice

Pantheistic holidays
1/6 Kore gives birth/manifestation of divinity
1/6 Dionysian Revels
1/18 – 1/22 Dream Festival Pleiades

2/1 – 2/3 Mysteries of Persephone
2/15 Lupercalia (she-wolf mother of Romulus and Remus) honoring of Pan
3/20 Feast for the Supreme Ritual/the invocation of Horus/the beginning of the New Year
2/21 – 2/22 Feralia/Terminalia Roman All Souls’/boundary day

3/2 Dionysian Revels
3/9 Festival of Ishtar Astarte, Aphrodite, Venus

3/15 Ides of March: Rites of Cybele and Attis/begins twelve day death and resurrection ritual
3/18 Sheila-na-gig/Sheelah’s Day,/Sheelahis Day/Celtic Creatress:/Jacques De Molay Day/Knights Templar

3/20 – 3/22  Pelusia, Invocation of Isis/Tubulustrum Roman purification/Shab-i-barat.
3/24 Feast of Priapus/Festival of Isis
4/26 – 5/1 Corpus de Baahl

5/ 9 – 5/13 Lemuria: Roman expulsion of evil spirits
8/24 Mania/opening of Nether World Gate

8/24 – 8/27 Fundus Mundi/a three day late-harvest festival

8/28 Feast of Nephthys, wife of Set, Goddess of Death, marks the end of Fundis Mundi
9/23 – 10/2 Mysteries of Eleusis
10/5 Opening of Mundus Cereris
10/31 Preparation for The Isia ring of six: Isis, Hathor, Nepthys, Horus, Thoth, Anubis/ Resurrection of Osiris

11/1 – 11/6 The Isia: six days’ ritual drama/search for pieces of Osiris/feast of the netherworld, parting of the astral veil/resurrection of Osiris
11/7 P Hilaria/Mania/Opening of Mundus Cereris/rebirth of Osiris

12/17 – 12/22 Saturnalia



1/26 -  Australia Day
3/6 -  Labour Day (Western Australia)

3/13 - Labour Day (Victoria, Tasmania)

3/13 -  Canberra Day (ACT)

4/25 -  Anzac Day

5/1  - Labour Day (Northern Territory, Queensland)

5/14 -  Mothers’ Day

6/12 -  Queen’s Birthday (all except Western Australia and Queensland)

9/3 -  Fathers’ Day

9/25 - Queen’s Birthday (Western Australia)

10/2 - Queen’s birthday (Queensland)

10/2 - Labour Day (most regions)

11/11 - Remembrance Day

12/26 - Boxing Day


Holidays that are celebrated by all provinces are listed in the main calendar.

Additional holidays:

2/20– Islander Day – PE

2/20 (2/13 in BC) – Family Day – BC, AB, SK, ON

2/20 – Louis Riel Day – MB

3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day – NL

4/23 – St George’s Day – NL

5/22 – Victoria Day (National Patriots’ Day in QC) – Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL

6/21 – National Aboriginal Day NT

6/24 – Fete Nationale (St. Jean Baptiste Day) QC

6/24 – Discovery Day – NL

7/1 S Canada Day
7/9 – Nunavut Day – NT

8/7 – Civic/Provincial Day – AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NU

10/10 – Thanksgiving – Nationwide except NB, NS, PE, NL

11/11 – Remembrance Day – Nationwide except ON, QC, NS, NL

12/26 – Boxing Day – ON


Ritual calendars are available at:
They contain much information on holidays, astrology, and symbols.


1/1 -  New Year’ Day

1/6 -  Dia de los Santos Reyes (Three Kings): exchange of Christmas presents

2/2 -  Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas)

2/5 -   Constitution Day
2/24 - Flag Day
2/22 – 2/28 Carnaval
2/1 - Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent

3/18  -  Oil Expropriation of 3/18/1938
3/20 - Benito Juarez’ Birthday Memorial

4/10 – 4/16 - Holy Week (end of Lent)
4/9 - Palm Sunday
4/14 - Good Friday
4/16 - Easter Sunday
4/30 -  Children’s Day

5/1 -  Labor Day

5/3 - Holy Cross Day
5/5 - Battle of Puebla

5/5 - Cinque de Mayo

5/10 -  Mothers’ Day
5/25 - Ascension Day
6/4 - Whit Sunday
6/15 - Corpus Christi
6/18 - Father’s Day
8/15 - Assumption of Mary  

9/16 -  Independence Day

10/12 - Dia de la Raza (arrival of Columbus to the Americas)
10/31 - Halloween

11/1 – 11/2 - Day of the Dead

11/20 - Revolution Day Memorial
11/26 - Christ the King Day
12/8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

12/12 - Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

12/25 - Christmas
12/28 - Day of the Holly Innocents
12/31 - New Year’s Eve

South Africa
1/1 - New Years Day

3/21 - Human Rights Day

3/28 - Family Day
4/14 - Good Friday
4/17 - Family Day

4/27 - Freedom Day
5/1 - Workers’ Day (Labour Day)

5/10 - Mothers’ Day
5/26 - Easter Sunday

6/26 - Youth Day
6/19 - Fathers’ Day
7/18 - Nelson Mandela’s Birthday
8/9 - Women’s Day

9/24 - Heritage Day (celebrated 9/25)

12/16 - Day of Reconciliation
12/25 - Christmas Day

12/26 - Day of Goodwill

The Netherlands
1/1 -  New Year’ Day
4/14 - Good Friday
4/16 - Easter Sunday
4/17 - Easter Monday

4/27 - King’s Birthday

5/4 - Remembrance Day

5/5 - Liberation Day
5/25 - Ascension Day
6/4 - Whit Sunday
6/5 - Whit Monday
12/5 -St. Nicholas Eve (Sinterklaas)
12/25 - Christmas Day
12/25 - Second Day of Christmas
12/31 - New Year’s Eve

United Kingdom

1/1 -  New Year’ Day (2/2 - Bank Holiday)
1/25 - Burns Night (Scotland)

3/1 - St. David’s Day (Wales)

3/6 - Mothering Sunday

3/17 - St. Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland)

4/14 - Good Friday
4/16 - Easter Sunday
4/17 - Easter Monday
4/23 - St. George’s Day
5/1 - May Day (Bank Holiday)
5/29 - Spring Bank Holiday
6/4 - Pentecost
6/4 - Whit Sunday
6/5 - Whit Monday

6/19 - Fathers’ Day
7/12 - Battle of the Boyne
8/28 - Summer Bank Holiday

11/5 - Guy Fawkes Day

11/13 - Remembrance Sunday

11/30 - St Andrew’s Day (Scotland)
12/25 - Christmas Day

12/26 - St Stephen’s Day (Scotland, Ireland

12/26 - Boxing Day

Note: Since 2007, the Union Flag has been flown from government buildings throughout the UK on the following dates:
1/9 Birthday of The Duchess of Cambridge
1/20 Birthday of The Countess of Wessex
2/6 Anniversary of the accession of The Queen
2/19 Birthday of The Duke of York
Second Monday in March: Commonwealth Day
3/10  Birthday of The Earl of Wessex
4/21 The Queen's Birthday
5/9  Europe Day
6/2 Anniversary of The Queen's coronation
6/10 Birthday of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
A Saturday in June: – The Queen's Official Birthday
6/21  Birthday of The Duke of Cambridge
7/17  Birthday of The Duchess of Cornwall
8/15  Birthday of the The Princess Royal
11/14  Birthday of The Prince of Wales
11/20  Anniversary of the wedding of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh


Triggering items and symbols vary a lot; what is an everyday or harmless object for one survivor can send another into a panic. What follows is a selected list; the number of words and symbols used by various cults to condition their victims is endless.
• Evil eye, horned/hooded man, pentacle, pentagram, inverted cross, moon, cloven hoof, goat’s head. The number 666 (or 66). Numbers in multiples of 3, especially 6. Numbers with a lot of 6’s or 7’s in them (or 3’s or 9’s, sometimes 5’s). Numbers that add up to (via numerology) 3, 6, 7, 9, 11. Dates with these numbers in them or dates with repeating numbers.
• The pyramid with an eye in it (like on the dollar bill). Crucifix, cross, robes (especially black ones). Roses, six-pointed star. Reciting and/or reading numbers, letters, or words backwards, chanting. Tree of Life (from the Kabala). Blood, knives, guns, needles, bonfires, S/M paraphernalia, depictions of group sex, pedophilia.
• Anything from Christianity, Freemasonry, the Illuminati, or Paganism. Popular culture representations of witches, Satan, ghosts, goblins, Halloween characters/decorations, etc. Cemeteries, funerals, dead bodies, coffins.
• Santa Claus, clowns, or TV or cartoon characters. Movies: The Wizard of OZ, Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, other Disney movies. Movies and TV shows referring to mind control, matrixes, or amnesia. Star Wars, The X Files.
• Nazi symbols: swastika, lightening bolt or runic S, skull (sometimes with bones crossed behind or beneath it,) oak leaves, eagles, broken glass, roses, especially white, red, or purple roses, spider webs.

created 12/20/2016


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