The Ásatrú holidays are generally described by the Old Norse word hátíðir (lit. high tides). A similar designation for holidays can be found in the Old High German term diu hôha gezît meaning exactly the same like hátíðir - lit. "the high tide". Even today you can find the phrase in recent German Hochzeit for a wedding.

Norse Name Holiday Date Symbolic God(esse)s worshiped
þorrablót or Frøblót Thorrablot On January full moon period In Etymology terms Thorrablot means 'starvation time blot'. Traditionally, the period is to show strength against starvation Thor and the spirit Thorri
Várblót or Sigrblót Spring Festival, Easter full moon after spring equinox Celebration of Victory over the Winter Etins Frey, Ēostre
Sumarblót or Miðsumarsblót Summer Solstice or Midsummer 21 June The sun changes its course and starts falling into the darkness. Historically it was the time of the holding of Althing in Iceland, so Tyr, god of law and justice is worshipped on this day. This is one of the most important holiday for a asatruar Balder, Tyr
Vetrnóttablót, Haustblót or Haustnótt Winter Nights, Harvest Festival 12 October, full moon after Autumn equinox Begin of winter, Coming cold seasons Odin, Perchta
Jólablót or Vetrarsólstöðublót Yuleblot 21 December, winter solstice Celebration in honor of the new year Odin...
Mother Night, the last day of the "rough nights" 2 January On this day asatruar celebrate the upcoming birth of a new year. This is one of the most important holidays for asatruar. Odin, Frigg

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