pagan holidays and the Gregorian calender
Modern Wiccans confuse me....if I were to embrace a pagan religion it would be Celtic Revisionist...or whatever the correct name for that is.
One of the things that confuses me is all these pagan groups use the Gregorian calender to celebrate Samhain, Beltane (and these is even one Wiccan group at refuses to acknowlegde the male element)
The dating of most of these holidays occurred when the Julian calender was in use...so technically these folks are celebrating Samhain at the wrong time of the year. It should be later. Like Old Calender Orthodox Christmas is Jan 5th. (25th for them....5th for the Gregorian calender)
Does it really matter that these modern religions are using the wrong dates? I mean if you really believe in Samhain...then wouldn't you want to celebrate it the same time the spirits do?