2020 Heathen Calendar (based on Historical Heathenry)

Updated: Feb 21

This post will show first the Saxon Heathen Calendar, followed by the Anglish Calendar, and then the Scandinavian Heathen Calendar. These should serve as a guideline for Heathen Ritual (solitary, family, and community) in 2019-2020, based on the OLD WAYS, well researched.


2019-2020 Saxon Heathen Calendar:

Moons (Months): Uuintar Manoð (Winter Moon)- New Moon: September 28 Full Moon: October 13

Blod Manoð (Blod Moon)- New Moon: October 28 Full Moon: November 12

Iul Manoð (Yule Moon)- New Moon: November 26 Full Moon: December 12

2020: Iul Manoð (Yule Moon) - New Moon: December 28, 2019 Full Moon: January 10, 2020

Sune Manoð (Sun Moon)- New Moon: January 24 Full Moon: February 9

Threa Manoð (Third Moon)- New Moon: February 23 Full Moon: March 9

Summar Manoð (Summar Moon)- New Moon: March 24 Full Moon: April 7

Fifto Manoð (Fifth Moon)- New Moon: April 22 Full Moon: May 7

Sehsi Manoð (Sixth Moon)- New Moon: May 22 Full Moon: June 5

Sivendo Manoð (Seventh Moon)- New Moon: June 21 Full Moon: July 5

Ahtodo Manoð (Eigth Moon, , a lunar Leap Year Moon)- New Moon: July 20 Full Moon: August 3

Niguða-Manoð (Ninth Moon)- New Moon: Aug 18 Full Moon: Sept 2

Haleg Manoð (Holy Moon)- New Moon: September 17 Full Moon: October 1

Uuintar Manoð (Winter Moon)- New Moon: October 16 Full Moon: October 31

Blod Manoð (Blod Moon)- New Moon: November 15 Full Moon: November 30

Iul Manoð (Yule Moon)- New Moon: December 14 Full Moon: December 29

Iul Manoð (Yule Moon) 2021- New Moon: January 12 Full Moon: January 28


2019-2020 Saxon Holy Days (Uuihdage)

Winter Full Moon: Start of Winter to the Saxons, Night of October 13th into October 14th 2019. Blod Moon Blot or Alfablot: November 11 into November 12 2019. Yule: January 10th at night, into January 11th 2020. Idisablot: March 9th at night, into March 10th 2020. Acreblod (Field-Blot) or Sigurblot: (Start of Summer) Night of April 7th into April 8th 2020.

Winter Full Moon: Start of Winter to the Saxons, Night of October 31st into November 1st 2020. Blod Moon Blot or Alfablot: November 30th into December 1st 2020. Yule: January 28th at night, into January 29th 2021.



2020 Anglish & Jutish (Kent) Heathen Calendar

Months (Moons): The word “month” literally means “cycle of the moon.” The words “moon” and “month” are related in Old Saxon and Old Anglish (English), and all Old Norse/Icelandic languages.


Moons (Months):

2019 Wintar Manod (Winter Moon)- New Moon: September 28 Full Moon: October 13

Blod Manod (Blood Moon)- New Moon: October 28 Full Moon: November 12

Giuli Manod (Yule Moon)- New Moon: November 26 Full Moon: December 12

2020: Giuli Manod (Yule Moon) - New Moon: December 28, 2019 Full Moon: January 10, 2020

Sol Manod (Sun/Cake Moon)- New Moon: January 24 Full Moon: February 9

Hreða Manod (Hretha's Moon)- New Moon: February 23 Full Moon: March 9

Eostar Manod (Eostar Moon)- New Moon: March 24 Full Moon: April 7

Threa Milki Manod (Three Milkings Moon)- New Moon: April 22 Full Moon: May 7

Liða Manod (First Litha Moon)- New Moon: May 22 Full Moon: June 5

Liða Manod (Second Litha Moon)- New Moon: June 21 Full Moon: July 5

Liða Manod (Third Litha Moon)- New Moon: July 20 Full Moon: August 3

Weod-Manod (Weed Moon)- New Moon: Aug 18 Full Moon: Sept 2

Haleg Manod (Holy Moon)- New Moon: September 17 Full Moon: October 1

Uuintarfylleth (Winter Full Moon)- New Moon: October 16 Full Moon: October 31

Blod Manod (Blood Moon)- New Moon: November 15 Full Moon: November 30

Giuli Manod (Yule Moon)- New Moon: December 14 Full Moon: December 29

Giuli Manod (Yule Moon) 2021- New Moon: January 12 Full Moon: January 28

2019-2020 Anglish Holy Days


Winter Full Moon: Start of Winter to the Saxons, Night of October 13th 2019 into October 14th.

Blood Moon Full Moon: Night of November 12th 2019 into November 13th.

2020: Mothers’ Night: January 10th at night, into January 11th. (Angle New Year and Mid-Winter) Cake Month Full Moon: February 9th at night, into February 10th.

Hreða Full Moon: Night of March 9th into March 10th.

Ostar (Easter): (Only the Angles & Frisians, are known to have celebrated this feast day. Start of Summer) Night of April 7th into April 8th.

Holy Month Full Moon: Night of October 1st into October 2nd.

Winter Full Moon: Start of Winter to the Saxons, Night of October 31st into November 1st.

Blood Moon Full Moon: Night of November 30th into December 1st. Mothers’ Night: January 28th, 2021 at night, into January 29th 2021. (Angle New Year and Mid-Winter)


2019-2020 Norse Heathen Calendar


Please note: The Iceland Althing of the Year circa 930 AD was Christian. There were still some, who were Heathen. In this recorded Althing sometime around the year 930 AD, we have record of Icelandic men performing human sacrifice to entreat the Gods to keep Christianity down. But in the end, the Icelandic Althing at this time voted to follow the ways of Rome and the Church and recorded their “Heathen” calendar as twelve 30-day fixed months, ignoring the moon, with a 4-7 day “leap week” added each year. (Interesting…) The world’s foremost scholar on Norse Holiday’s, Andreas Nordberg, in his book: (Nordberg, Andreas. 2006. Jul, disting och förkyrklig tideräkning: Kalendrar och kalendariska riter i det förkristna Norden. Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur: Uppsal), states clearly that even the some of the moon names were changed, and one Yule moon was axed so that there would only be one Yule moon left which would in a sense move the Yule Mid-winter celebration one moon earlier into the formerly first of two, but now only Yule moon, forcing Norse Yule, normally in January, into December, close to Christmas, via Hakon the Good Chapter 15, following this Christian Norwegian King’s former example of trying to wipe out Yule in favor of Xmas. While the Norse Heathens have the Eddas and Sagas, stories of the Gods most preserved, the Anglish and Saxon Calendar, recorded in great detail by Bede in Chapter 15 of De Temporum Ratione (725 AD) is by far and away the most well documented Heathen Calendar. The Frankish Calendar is by far and away the second most preserved Heathen Calendar, recorded in Chapter 29 of Vita Karolini Magni chapter 29, circa 830 AD. The Norse Calender, below, is reconstructed, based on many saga passages, including Ynglinga Saga chapter 8, Hakon the Good chapter 15,


Moons (Months):

2019 HaustManuðr: (Harvest Moon)- New Moon: September 28 Full Moon: October 13

GorManuðr (Blood Moon)- New Moon: October 28 Full Moon: November 12

Yulir Tungl (Yule Constellation)- New Moon: November 26 Full Moon: December 12

2020: JolManuðr (Yule Moon) - New Moon: December 28, 2019 Full Moon: January 10, 2020

SunManuðr (Sun Moon)- New Moon: January 24 Full Moon: February 9

Mörsugur (Fat Sucking Moon)- New Moon: February 23 Full Moon: March 9

GoaManuðr (Goa's Moon)- New Moon: March 24 Full Moon: April 7

EinMánuður (First Moon)- New Moon: April 22 Full Moon: May 7

HarpaMánuður (Harpa's Moon)- New Moon: May 22 Full Moon: June 5

HarpaMánuður (Second Harpa's Moon)- New Moon: June 21 Full Moon: July 5

SkerplaMánuður (Third Litha Moon)- New Moon: July 20 Full Moon: August 3

Heyannir (Hey Moon)- New Moon: Aug 18 Full Moon: Sept 2

Tvímánuður (Second Moon)- New Moon: September 17 Full Moon: October 1

HaustManuðr (Harvest Moon)- New Moon: October 16 Full Moon: October 31

GorManuðr (Blood Moon)- New Moon: November 15 Full Moon: November 30

Yulir Tungl (Yule Constellation)- New Moon: December 14 Full Moon: December 29

JolManuðr (Yule Moon) 2021- New Moon: January 12 Full Moon: January 28


2019-2020 Holy Days (Uuih Dage / Feast Days):


Winter Nights (Three Days): First Day/Night is the Start of Winter to the Norse, Night of October 13th into October 14th.

Alfablot: Night of November 12th into November 13th. Home ritual, family only, no outsiders allowed. Yule (Three nights): January 10th at night, into January 11th . This is the “Blot” night (per Hakon the Good 15). Then for two more days, Yule continues.

Disting: March 9th at night, into March 10th. Sigurblot: Night of April 7th into April 8th. First Night of Summer to the Norse.

Winter Nights (Three Days): First Day/Night is the Start of Winter to the Norse, Night of October 31st into November 1st. Alfablot: Night of November 30th into December 1st. Home ritual, family only, no outsiders allowed. Yule (Three nights): January 28th 2021 at night, into January 29th . This is the “Blot” night (per Hakon the Good 15). Then for two more days, Yule continues. The Ynglinga Saga (chapter 8), from the year 1225, lists the three great blots of the year: “Odin established the same law in his land that had been in force in Asaland… On winter day (first day of winter) there should be blot for a good year, and in the middle of winter for a good crop; and the third blot should be on summer day, a Victory-blot.” In Old Norse, “Sigurblot” means “Victory-Blot.”

In Heimskringla, the saga of Hakon the Good, section 15 (circa 1230 AD) it says the following: “Before him, the beginning of Yule, or the blot night, was the night of mid-winter, and Yule was kept for three days thereafter.” In Heimskringla Olaf’s Saga Helga 77 it says: “In Svithjod it was the old custom, as long as heathenism prevailed, that the chief blot took place in Goa moon at Upsala.” --- This blot in Goa, is "Sigurblot". It is the most important blot of the year on the Norse Calendar.


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