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Catholic or protestant: religious celerations and observances

Catholic or protestant: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Ash Wednesday**Tuesday February 14, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Sunday February 19, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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National Protestant & Evangelical Churches daySunday March 5, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Customary holiday*Tuesday March 7, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's Day**Sunday March 19, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's DaySunday March 19, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Maundy Thursday*Wednesday March 29, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Thursday March 30, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Thursday March 30, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day*Friday March 31, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Friday March 31, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence. In Galicia, Spain, only in the city of Pontevedra. In some Caribbean islands, marks the Carnival period.


Regional holiday -
Monday February 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. in Basel only It all begins with what is known as the Morgestraich. At exactly 4 a.m., all the lights in the city center go off. Out of the pitch darkness, the sound of drums and piccolos waft through the cold night air. Closer and closer it comes, and a faint light glows in the distance. Suddenly, there they are, coming from all directions, the musicians and marchers of the city’s Fasnacht cliques. Each wears a masks. Some have small lamps on their heads. They carry painted lanterns that mock things that happend during the past year.


National Protestant & Evangelical Churches day -
Monday March 5, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 7, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


St Joseph's Day -
Monday March 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


St Joseph's Day -
Monday March 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday March 29, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


Optional holiday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Good Friday


Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 March. The holiday commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith. [Wikipedia]


Holy Saturday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday