International Witches' Day 2024

Until International Witches' Day are 126 days, ie 4 months and 3 days.

In 2024 International Witches' Day is on November 16th (saturday).

International Witches' Day, also known as Witches' New Year, is an unofficial holiday celebrated on November 16th each year. It is a day to celebrate witchcraft, women's empowerment, and the feminine spirit.

The origins of International Witches' Day are uncertain, but it is thought to be related to Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival that marked the end of summer and the beginning of winter. Samhain was a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead was said to be thin, and witches were believed to be especially powerful during this time.

In the Middle Ages, witches were persecuted and burned at the stake, but the belief in witchcraft has persisted throughout history. Today, witches are seen by many as symbols of independence, creativity, and spiritual power.

International Witches' Day is a time to celebrate the positive aspects of witchcraft and to promote tolerance and understanding for all people. No matter how you choose to celebrate, International Witches' Day is a reminder that witchcraft is a force for good in the world. It is a day to celebrate the power of women, the beauty of nature, and the magic that exists within each of us.

What is the etymology of the word "witch"?

The word "witch" comes from the Old English word "wicce", which meant "wise woman" or "female shaman". The word "wicce" is thought to be derived from the Proto-Germanic word "wicca", which also meant "wise man" or "shaman".

In Old English, the word "wicce" had no negative connotations. It simply meant a woman who had knowledge and skills in magic and healing. However, during the Middle Ages, the word "witch" began to take on a negative meaning. Witches were seen as women who practiced witchcraft and sorcery, and as a source of evil and misfortune.

In contemporary English, the word "witch" can have a variety of meanings. In some contexts, it can simply mean a woman who is wise and experienced. In other contexts, it can be used in a pejorative way to describe a woman who is seen as evil or dangerous.