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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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Easter**Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Civil Servants holiday*Sunday April 23, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Saint Florian*Thursday May 4, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St George**Saturday May 6, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension*Wednesday May 10, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Whit SaturdayFriday May 19, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Whitsunday**Saturday May 20, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost**Saturday May 20, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Sunday May 21, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France*Wednesday May 24, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday May 31, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)*Saturday June 24, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Assumption*Tuesday August 15, 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 -
Tuesday March 5, 2019

Catholic or protestant :


Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 7, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


St Joseph's Day -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Catholic or protestant :


St Joseph's Day -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

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


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Optional holiday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Easter


Regional holiday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 23, 2018

Catholic or protestant : St George's Day


Saint Florian -
Saturday May 4, 2019

Catholic or protestant : Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz


St George -
Monday May 6, 2019

Catholic or protestant : Not observed by Muslim communities


Ascension -
Thursday May 10, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Whit Saturday -
Saturday May 19, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


Whitsunday -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France -
Friday May 24, 2019

Catholic or protestant : Also takes place in Orcival, near Clermont-Ferrand


Regional holiday -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhine- Land Palatinate, Saarland , Saxony, Thuringia


St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only) -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Catholic or protestant : When Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive Christ, St John the Baptist also announced that Elizabeth was already six months pregnant with John, which explains that his birthday comes three months after Annunciation Day


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.