Solstice & Equinox Dates
You're planning your next Wiccan Solstice or Equinox Sabbat, and want to know exactly what date they fall on, right?
Well, for your convenience, here's a list of the upcoming dates, all the way through to 2025.
Please see the note on times and time-zones below.
Also, below the list you’ll find a note on whether or not it's necessary to celebrate the Sabbats on the exact dates... and what to do if you can't celebrate on the specific date.
Times and Time Zones
This list includes the exact times of each event, if you want to be that specific.
Why would this matter?
Because depending on where you live, your Solstice or Equinox date could be a day before or after the date given above.
The times are in Universal Time (UT)... which is basically the official name for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
To convert these times to your local time, here's a handy-dandy converter: Convert to your time zone here.
So, for example, where I live, my time zone is 8 hours before the Universal Time zone ( i.e., -8 ). So when the Equinox falls on Sept 23, 1:55 am, it means that where I live, the Equinox actually occurs on Sept 22.
The time zones, in other words, may actually change what date you'd want to celebrate the Soltices and Equinoxes.
And now, your handy dandy planning calendar...
Solstice and Equinox Dates
|Year||Spring Equinox||Summer Solstice||Fall Equinox||Winter Solstice|
|2015|| March 20, 3:50am || June 21, 4:38pm || Sept 23, 8:21am|| Dec 22, 4:48am|
| 2016|| March 20, 4:30am|| June 20, 10:34pm || Sept 22, 2:21pm || Dec 21, 10:44am |
| 2017|| March 20, 10:29am || June 21, 4:24am|| Sept 22, 8:02pm|| Dec 21, 4:28pm |
| 2018|| March 20, 4:15pm || June 21, 10:07am|| Sept 23, 1:54am || Dec 21, 10:23pm|
| 2019|| March 20, 9:58pm || June 21, 3:54pm|| Sept 23, 7:50am || Dec 22, 4:19am |
| 2020|| March 20, 3:50am || June 20, 9:44pm || Sept 22, 1:31pm || Dec 21, 10:02am|
| 2021|| March 20, 9:37am|| June 21, 3:32am || Sept 22, 1:04am || Dec 21, 3:59pm|
|2022|| March 20, 3:33pm || June 21, 9:14am || Sept 23, 1:04am || Dec 21, 9:48pm|
| 2023|| March 20, 9:24pm || June 21, 2:58pm|| Sept 23, 6:50am || Dec 22, 3:27am |
| 2024|| March 20, 3:06am || June 20, 8:51pm || Sept 22, 12:44pm || Dec 21, 9:21am |
| 2025|| March 20, 9:01am || June 21, 2:42am || Sept 22, 6:19pm || Dec 21, 3:03pm |
Do We Need To Be That Specific?
Not really, no.
Wiccans are pretty practical people. If we can't celebrate on the specific Sabbat dates, we just celebrate when we can. And that's okay. Sometimes my Moon Circle celebrates the Sabbats on the nearest Full Moon, for instance.
In general, a day or so on either side of the Sabbats makes no appreciable difference whatsoever.
If you must celebrate the Sabbats several days earlier,
that's better than several days after.
Before the Sabbats, the Energy of the Solstice or Equinox is still building, and strong. After the Sabbats, the Energy can drop off rather quickly.
But don't worry too much about it.
After all, in any spiritual endeavour, it's your Intention that is the important things. It may be easier to catch the spirit of a Sabbat before it happens, but you can celebrate the Sabbat whenever you have an Intention to.
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