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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

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All Saints' Day*Wednesday November 1, 2017Catholic 
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All Saints' Day*Wednesday November 1, 2017Catholic 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Wednesday November 1, 2017Catholic 
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All Souls' Day*Thursday November 2, 2017Catholic 
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All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)**Monday November 6, 2017Catholic 
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Feast of the Almudena VirginThursday November 9, 2017Catholic 
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St Martin (Ourense only)Saturday November 11, 2017Catholic 
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St Saturninus (Pamplona only)Wednesday November 29, 2017Catholic 
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Saint Ansanus**Friday December 1, 2017Catholic 
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St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)Thursday December 7, 2017Catholic 
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Immaculate Conception*Friday December 8, 2017Catholic 
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municipal holiday (in some cities)**Friday December 8, 2017Catholic 
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Saint ThomasThursday December 21, 2017Catholic 
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Christmas DayMonday December 25, 2017Catholic 
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Sveti StijepanTuesday December 26, 2017Catholic 
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optional holiday**Tuesday December 26, 2017Catholic 
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All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)


All Saints' Day -
Wednesday November 1, 2017

Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Catholic : All Saints Day observed by the Catholic community only


All Souls' Day -
Friday November 2, 2018

Catholic : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday November 6, 2017

Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)


Feast of the Almudena Virgin -
Thursday November 9, 2017

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St Martin (Ourense only) -
Sunday November 11, 2018

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St Saturninus (Pamplona only) -
Wednesday November 29, 2017

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Saint Ansanus -
Friday December 1, 2017

Catholic : His legend states that he was born of a noble Roman family in the third century. While still a child, Ansanus was secretly baptized by his nurse Maxima (venerated as St. Maxima of Rome) and was secretly brought up as a Christian. Ansanus openly declared his Christian faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, when he was nineteen years old. According to tradition, St. Ansanus preached the Gospel in Bagnoregio (then Bagnorea) and the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri outside the Alban Gate was said to have been built above the prison in which he was confined. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only) -
Thursday December 7, 2017

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Immaculate Conception -
Friday December 8, 2017

Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.


Municipal holiday (in some cities) -
Friday December 8, 2017

Catholic : Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) Alegrete, Arroio Grande, Cachoeira do Sul, Frederico Westphalen, Osório, Passo Fundo, Santa Maria, Santiago, São Jerônimo, São Leopoldo, Sapucaia do Sul,


Saint Thomas -
Thursday December 21, 2017

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Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

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Sveti Stijepan -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

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Optional holiday -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only