Hi all. The new lunar month of Naghaid begins today. It is the fourth month of the Celtic calendar and the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hence Chinese new year. This begins the Year of the Ox in the Chinese astrological system.
It also coincides with the Islamic month of Rajab, the Hebrew month of Adar and the Hindu month of Magha. It is also the Old English month of Lenten Moon, marking the beginning of Lent, although in the solar calendar Ash Wednesday does not take place until next Wednesday, the 17th of An Gearran/February.
This will be a 30-day month in my calendar, and it will therefore run until 13th March (Am Màrt). As this is the fourth month, today marks the “movable feast” version of Là Fhèill Brìghde, or St. Brigit’s Festival, marking the traditional beginning of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Unfortunately, the weather in this part of the world is not very spring-like, as there is still much snow on the ground with more to come in the next few days.
You can download the latest calendar at the link below.
Timey, 1 Naghaid 3047/24 Solmonath 1577