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The Almanac is a resource of significant pagan events and the birthdays of important people connected to paganism/wicca.

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Almanac for May

01/05 - Obby Oss Day

Obby Oss Day

Padstow, in Cornwall, UK is famous for its traditional 'Obby 'Oss day. Held annually on May Day (1 May).  It has been speculated that such festivals have pre-Christian origins, such as in the Celtic festival of Beltane in the Celtic nations.  The day celebrates the coming of Summer.

10/05 - Antoine Court

Antoine Court Antoine Court who named himself Antoine Court de Gébelin (ca.1719 – May 10, 1784) was a former Protestant pastor, born at Nîmes, who initiated the interpretation of the Tarot as an arcane repository of timeless esoteric wisdom in 1781.

11/05 - Marguerite Frieda Harris

Marguerite Frieda Harris

Marguerite Frieda Harris (born 1877 London, England; died 11 May 1962 Srinagar, India) was an artist, an occult magician, and, after she met him at age 60, an associate and friend of the author and occultist Aleister Crowley. She is best known for her artistic design of Crowley's Thoth tarot deck and the resulting philosophical input towards its final form.

26/05 - Repeal of the Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951

Repeal of the Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951

The Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951 was a law in England and Wales which prohibited a person from claiming to be a psychic, medium, or other spiritualist while attempting to deceive and to make money from the deception (other than solely for the purpose of entertainment). It was repealed on 26 May 2008.  It also repealed the Witchcraft Act 1735.