Our Satanic Holidays
There are holidays or celebrations for Satanists year-round. These Satanic Holidays were adapted like many other holidays, from the pagan calendar year. A traditional reference for Satanic Holidays can be found in the Satanic Bible, where LaVey describes seven different Satanic Holidays or celebrations throughout the year, three of them being major Holidays or events for Satanists.
These three major holidays for Satanists are the Birthday, Walpurgisnacht and Halloween. The birthday is considered to be the most important day of the year. The Satanist celebrates the birthday as a way of glorifying the self. Satanists also celebrate Walpurgis, on April 30th as the night that LaVey created the Church of Satan. Halloween or Samhain is also celebrated as the night where the veil of the astral is at its most thin.
While the Satanic Bible focuses on the three main holidays, there are also other holidays for satanists to celebrate and observe throughout the year. The Solstices and equinoxes are celebrated within Satanism1 by those that include aspects of traditional witchcraft in their practices. These Satanic holidays, like the holidays of so many other neo-pagan practices, were adapted from variations of the common Wiccan and pagan calendar year. The Holiday Calendar for Satanists is very similar to the pagan model, listing seven different holidays in total, while the traditional Wiccan calendar year has eight. An example of the typical pagan calendar year can be found in the Witches Bible, which describes the solstices, procession of equinoxes and other holidays2, which are connected with the celebration of their gods and goddesses.
Seven traditional holidays for Satanists.
Spring Equinox, 21st March
Walpurgisnacht, 30th April
Summer Solstice, 22nd June
Autumn Equinox, 21st September
Samhain, 31st October
Winter Solstice, 22nd December
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1. The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey p.96
2. A Witches Bible Compleat, Jan and Stewart Farrar, p.13
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