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april 20th holidays

April 20
Anniversary of Something that Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten What it Was (Fairy)

Day of the Fire Dragons (last sunday before Taurus ?)*

Edo Philiosophia *

Feast of Wadjet *

Festival of Fabulous Wildwomen ?

Full Moon  *

Palilia *

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

Pot Smokers Day

Radium Day ?

Return of Dumuzi (Sumerian) *

Rice Planting Day (Thailand) ?

Ridvan Begins (Bhaha’i )

Taurus zodiac sign begins


St. Peter Martyr's Day (patron of inquisitors)

(6:25 a.m. EDT): Full Moon
4/20: Beginning of Taurus (the Bull/Cow/Calf). *

This Day in History

Edo Philosophia - The Cabalist magi, Henry Cornelius Agrippa publishes the complete Occulta Philosophia in 1533, dividing the Hermetic Book into three worlds of magic; Natural, Astral and Angels, and which went on to inspire the careers of many such as Dr John Dee

1884 - Pope Leo XIII writes his encyclical "On Freemasonry" in which he condemns the Masonic orders and any of their religious affiliations.

In the Sky:

4/20 eve to 4/23 eve (4/21 peak): Lyrid Meteor Showers.

FULL PINK MOON occurs on April 20, 2008 at 06:25 AM (aka full Egg moon, Sprouting grass, Corn planting /fish moon) This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

Day of the Fire Dragons - This day always falls on the last Sunday before the sign of Taurus.  It's a day to honor the power of the fire by lighting a dragon candle or other such thing.

Return of Dumuzi (Sumerian) - Festival celebrating the return of Dumuzi the god of life and death from the Underworld, who joins the goddess of life, Inanna, on earth for the summer.

The Palilia or Parilia - honors the Goddess Pales and commemorates the day Romulus built his city. Later the Pales were a pair of familial pastoral deities who guarded cattle and sheep. At twilight, shepherds purified their sheep. First the ground was sprinkled with water, then the sheepfold was decorated with leaves and branches with a large garland at the door. The sheep were run through the smoke made by burning pure sulfur while olives and pine and laurel crackled at the hearth. A basket of millet and millet cakes were offer to the goddess with a pail of milk. As these things were offered, the worshipper requested that she look after the health of the livestock and shepherd alike and that he be forgiven for an unknowing trespass against the nature spirits of the area. The shepherd asked that his flock be numerous and their udders always full, that the cheeses from the milk bring him money and the wool of his sheep be soft. With this request he promised that should his prayers be

 granted, there would be great cakes for Palesevery year. This appeal said four times, facing the east, the shepherd washed his hands in dewy grass. After leaping over a bonfire three times, herdsmen would enjoy a feast in honor of the Pales. In Rome, the festival was celebrated with wine and merriment.

The Foundation of Rome is celebrated today as the Dea Roma or Natalis Urbis Romae. The walls of Rome were built during the festival of Pales. After the second century, Palilia was combined with Dea Roma and was celebrated as her birthday with processions and Circensian games, which continued till the 5th century.

The Seventh Day of Payni is a Feast of Wadjet

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