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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

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EpiphanyWednesday January 6, 2016Catholic 
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San Ilario (Parma only)Wednesday January 13, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Sunday January 17, 2016Catholic 
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St Sebastian (Palma only)*Wednesday January 20, 2016Catholic 
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St Vincent (Huesca only)*Friday January 22, 2016Catholic 
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St Devote's Day*Wednesday January 27, 2016Catholic 
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St Valery (Saragossa only)Friday January 29, 2016Catholic 
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Candlemass*Tuesday February 2, 2016Catholic 
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Virgen de la Calle (Palencia only)Tuesday February 2, 2016Catholic 
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Fasching (banks remain open)Tuesday February 23, 2016Catholic 
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CarnivalSaturday February 27, 2016Catholic 
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Shrove Tuesday - Fasnachtdienstag*Sunday February 28, 2016Catholic 
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Carnival*Sunday February 28, 2016Catholic 
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Epiphany -
Saturday January 6, 2018

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San Ilario (Parma only) -
Saturday January 13, 2018

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Regional holiday -
Wednesday January 17, 2018

Catholic : Feast of St. Anthony of Abad. Animal-blessing tradition that originated in Italy. St. Anthony of Abad (251-356) was also known as St. Anthony of the Desert or St. Anthony of Egypt. When animals are sprinkled and sanctified, they receive additional protection from St Anthony. in Pina, Ariani, Arta, Colonia de Sant Pere, Buger, Capdepera, Consell, S'Horta, Manacor, Porto Cristo, Maria de la Salut, Muro, Petra, Sa pobla, Son Carrioj, Can Picafori, Calonge, Cala d'Or, Llombards, Portopetro, Biniamar, Salines, Sant Jordi, Sineu, Servera, Vilafranca, Alaior, Ciutadella, Castell, Fornelis, Migjorn, Ferreries, Mao, Portmany, Santa Agnes, Sant Mateu


St Sebastian (Palma only) -
Friday January 20, 2017

Catholic : Patron saint of archers, soldiers, and athletes. He was a captain of the guard in Rome, but when his religion was discovered by Emperor Diocletian, he was sentenced to be shot with arrows. He was left for dead, but survived the attack, and instead of fleeing the city, he confronted the emperor, who then had him clubbed to death


St Vincent (Huesca only) -
Monday January 22, 2018

Catholic : Patron saint of winegrowers


St Devote's Day -
Friday January 27, 2017

Catholic : Information: According to legend Devota (Dévote in French), a young Christian girl, native of Corsica, would have been martyred by the prefect Barbarus under the Diocletian and Maximian Emperors on a date that one could place in 303 or 304. Her body was stolen by night by Christian believers, put into a boat, transported to Monaco and buried in the chapel of a small valley called des Gaumates , near the port, on 27 January of the same year.


St Valery (Saragossa only) -
Sunday January 29, 2017

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Candlemass -
Thursday February 2, 2017

Catholic : Candlemas is a Roman Catholic festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son. The candles used in the church during the rest of the year are blessed. http://www.coppschool.lancsngfl.ac.uk/blackbar.htm?/Classwork/Classwork/calendar/candlemas.htm


Virgen de la Calle (Palencia only) -
Thursday February 2, 2017

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Fasching (banks remain open) -
Thursday February 23, 2017

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Carnival -
Monday February 27, 2017

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Shrove Tuesday - Fasnachtdienstag -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

Catholic : Carnival day on the eve of Ash Wednesday which begins Lent, a time of fasting and devotions. Pancakes are often served. It is also known as Fat Tuesday in some places. The day concludes the season of Epiphany.


Carnival -
Tuesday February 28, 2017

Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.