In this section I will provide you all with a Hellenic Festival Calendar, based on the Athenian calendar, as this on is the best known.
- 1st day: Noumenia – new moon festival
- 2nd day: Agathos Daimon
- 3rd day: Athēna
- 4th day: Aphroditē, Hermēs, Hēraklēs, Erōs
- 6th day: Artemis
- 7th day: Apollōn
- 8th day: Poseidōn and Thēseús
- last day – Hena Kai Nea, the ‘old and the new’, or Hekatē’s Deipnon (Hekatē’s Dinner), Hekatē
- 12th – Kronia: Festival to honor Cronus.
- 16th – Sunoikia: Annual sacrifice celebrating the people of Attica.
- 23rd-30th – Panathēnaia: This festival climaxes on the 28th and is in celebration of Athena’s birth.
- 15th-18th – Eleusinia: This is a four day celebration of games held every four years on the second year of the Olympiad.
- 16th – Sacrifice to Kourotrophos, Hekatē, and Artemis.
- 19th – Sacrifice to the Hērōines.
- 20th – Sacrifice to Hēra Thelkhinia.
- 25th – Sacrifice to Zeus Epoptes.
- 4th – Sacrifice to Basile.
- 5th – Genesia: Festival of the Dead.
- 6th – Sacrifice to Artemis Agrotera.
- 12th – Dēmokratia: Festival to honor democracy.
- 15th-21st – Eleusinian Mysteries: (also the Great Mysteries) Rites celebrating Persephonē and Dēmētēr.
- 17th – Epidauria: Festival to honor Asklēpios.
- 27th – Sacrifices to the Nymphai, Akhelōos, Hermēs, Athēna, and Gaia.
- 6th – Proirosia: A first fruits agricultural festival.
- 7th – Puanepsia: Festival in honor of Apollōn.
- 8th – Thēseia: Festival in honor of Thēseus.
- 8th – Oskhophōria: A grape harvest festival.
- 9th – Stenia: A women’s festival in honor of Dēmētēr and Persephonē.
- 11th-13th – Thesmophōria: A women’s festival in honor of Demeter.
- 14th – Sacrifice to the Hērōines.
- 19th-21st – Apaturia: A celebration of the phratries which include rites of passage.
- 30th – Khalkeia: Festival to honor Athēna and Hēphaistos.
- Last week – Pompaia: Festival honoring Zeus Meilikhos.
- 12th: Poseideia
- 16th – Sacrifice to Zeús Hórios.
- Second half of month – Rural Dionysia: (or Rustic Dionysia) Festival honoring Dionysos.
- 26th – Haloa: Fertility festival for Dionysos and Dēmētēr.
- 8th – Sacrifices to Apollōn Apotropaios, Apollōn Nymphegetes, and the Nymphai.
- 9th – Sacrifice to Athēna
- 12th-16th – Lenea: Festival to honor Dionysos.
- 27th – Theogamia: Celebration honoring the marriage of Hēra and Zeus. Also sacrifices to Kourotrophos, Hēra, Zeus Teleius, and Poseidōn.
- 2nd – Sacrifice to Dionysos.
- 11th-13th – Anthestēria: Festival honoring Dionysos.
- 20th-26th – Lesser Mysteries: Held in preparation for the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- 23rd – Diasia: Festival honoring Zeus Meilikhios.
- 10th-17th – City Dionysia: (or Great Dionysia) Festival in honor of Dionysos.
- 15th – Sacrifice to Kronos.
- 17th – Pandia: Festival to honor Zeus.
- 16th – Mounikhia: Festival to honor Artemis.
- 19th – Olympieia: Festival held for Olympian Zeus.
- 20th – Sacrifice to Leucaspis.
- 21st – Sacrifice to Tritopatores.
- 4th – Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollo, Zeus, Hermes, and the Dioscuri.
- 7th – Thargelia: Festival to honor Apollo.
- 19th – Festival to honor the Thracian Goddess Bendis.
- 25th – Plynteria: Festival (of Washing) honoring Athena.
- 3rd – Arrephōria: Festival honoring Athena.
- 3rd – Sacrifices to Kourotrophos, Athēna Polias, Aglauros, Zeus Polieus, Poseidōn, and Pandrosos.
- 12th – Skira: A woman focused festival honoring Demeter.
- 14th – Bouphonia: Festival honoring Zeus Polieus.
The months of a Hellenic festival calendar and approximate corresponding month to the civil calendar include:
- Hekatombaiōn (July)
- Metageitniōn (August)
- Boedromiōn (September)
- Puanepsiōn (October)
- Maimakteriōn (November)
- Poseideōn (December)
- Poseideōn II – An interposed month placed after Poseideon in “leap years.”
- Gameliōn (January)
- Anthestēriōn (February)
- Elapheboliōn (March)
- Mounukhiōn (April)
- Thargeliōn (May)
- Skirophōriōn (June)
- Hellenion’s 2011 Hellenic Festival Calendar (helleneste.wordpress.com)