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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

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






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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)Monday February 8, 2016Catholic 
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CarnivalFriday February 12, 2016Catholic 
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Carnival*Saturday February 13, 2016Catholic 
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Ash WednesdaySunday February 14, 2016Catholic 
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San José*Saturday March 19, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Saturday March 19, 2016Catholic 
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St Joseph's Day*Saturday March 19, 2016Catholic 
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Maundy ThursdayTuesday March 29, 2016Catholic 
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Good Friday**Wednesday March 30, 2016Catholic 
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Holy Saturday**Thursday March 31, 2016Catholic 
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Black Saturday**Thursday March 31, 2016Catholic 
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optional holiday**Thursday March 31, 2016Catholic 
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optional holiday*Friday April 1, 2016Catholic 
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Easter**Friday April 1, 2016Catholic 
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Easter Monday*Saturday April 2, 2016Catholic 
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optional holiday**Saturday April 2, 2016Catholic 
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Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage*Tuesday April 12, 2016Catholic 
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St Mark's DayMonday April 25, 2016Catholic 
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St Prudence (Vitoria only)Thursday April 28, 2016Catholic 
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San Segundo (Ávila only)Monday May 2, 2016Catholic 
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St Anastasia (Lleida only)Wednesday May 11, 2016Catholic 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Saturday May 14, 2016Catholic 
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St Isidore*Sunday May 15, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Saturday May 21, 2016Catholic 
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Corpus Christi*Tuesday May 31, 2016Catholic 
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Corpus Cristi*Tuesday May 31, 2016Catholic 
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Corpus Christi (Sevilla only)Tuesday May 31, 2016Catholic 
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Virgen de la Luz (Cuenca only)Wednesday June 1, 2016Catholic 
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Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Saturday June 4, 2016Catholic 
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Virgin of the Sea (Santander only)Saturday June 4, 2016Catholic 
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Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)*Saturday June 11, 2016Catholic 
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Virgin of Capilla (Jaén only)Saturday June 11, 2016Catholic 
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St Bernabas (Logroño only)*Saturday June 11, 2016Catholic 
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St John of Sahagun (Salamanca only)Sunday June 12, 2016Catholic 
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St Anthony**Monday June 13, 2016Catholic 
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St Anthony (Lisbon only)**Monday June 13, 2016Catholic 
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St. John the Baptist (Almeria only)*Friday June 24, 2016Catholic 
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St John (Alicante only)*Friday June 24, 2016Catholic 
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optional holiday**Friday June 24, 2016Catholic 
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St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)**Friday June 24, 2016Catholic 
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Jueves La Saca (Soria only)Saturday June 25, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter & St PaulWednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)Wednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter and St Paul (Burgos and Segovia only)Wednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter (León only)Wednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter (Zamora only)Wednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday June 29, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter & St Paul*Saturday July 2, 2016Catholic 
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St Peter & St Paul (forwarded to Monday)*Saturday July 2, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday July 6, 2016Catholic 
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Epistle of Saint James (Girona only)Monday July 25, 2016Catholic 
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St James the Apostol*Monday July 25, 2016Catholic 
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St Ignatius Loyala (Bilbao and San Sebastián only)*Sunday July 31, 2016Catholic 
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St Lorenzo (Huesca only)Wednesday August 10, 2016Catholic 
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Virgin of Africa (Céuta only)Saturday August 13, 2016Catholic 
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Assumption**Monday August 15, 2016Catholic 
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Assumption (Guatemala City only)Monday August 15, 2016Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday August 16, 2016Catholic 
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AssumptionTuesday August 16, 2016Catholic 
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Assumption (forwarded to Monday)**Saturday August 20, 2016Catholic 
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Octava de la Virgen (Ciudad Real only)*Monday August 22, 2016Catholic 
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Candlemass -
Saturday February 2, 2019

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) -
Saturday February 2, 2019

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Fasching (banks remain open) -
Thursday February 8, 2018

Catholic :


Carnival -
Monday February 12, 2018

Catholic :


Carnival -
Tuesday February 13, 2018

Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.


Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 14, 2018

Catholic :


San José -
Monday March 19, 2018

Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.


Regional holiday -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Catholic : St Joseph Fortaleza only


St Joseph's Day -
Tuesday March 19, 2019

Catholic : Known as Jum San Ġużepp, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the foster-father of Jesus Christ. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church. [Wikipedia]


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday March 29, 2018

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Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic : Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion. Connecticut, Delaware, Tennessee, Wisconsin


Holy Saturday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic : Paid holiday


Black Saturday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic : Also called Sabado de Gloria, is the day after Jesus Christ died on the cross. This is a day of mourning for people who believed in Christ when others chose to condemn Him and want Him dead. Paid holiday


Optional holiday -
Saturday March 31, 2018

Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic : Easter


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic : 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 : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community


Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage -
Thursday April 12, 2018

Catholic : Please check dates: http://www.santafaz.com/ 300,000 people take part in this pilgrimage which dates back to 1489, when a pilgrimage was organized to pray for rain.


St Mark's Day -
Thursday April 25, 2019

Catholic :


St Prudence (Vitoria only) -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Catholic :


San Segundo (Ávila only) -
Thursday May 2, 2019

Catholic :


St Anastasia (Lleida only) -
Saturday May 11, 2019

Catholic :


Ascension (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday May 14, 2018

Catholic :


St Isidore -
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Catholic : Isidore (c.560-636) the Husbandman (or Farmer) is the patron saint of farmers, and Madrid. When a young boy, he became discouraged with his studies and ran away from school, but he came across a steadily dripping stream of water that had worn a deep hallow in a rock, and this He succeeded his brother as the bishop of Seville, but is better known for his writings. inspired him to return to his studies. His brothers Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentian are also saints. Observed in Spain as Feast of Saint Isadore. Also celebrated in Mexican towns whose patron saint is San Isidro. (shagtown.com)


Regional holiday -
Monday May 21, 2018

Catholic : Whit Monday - Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry. Ciudad Real only


Corpus Christi -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic : For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity. Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church.


Corpus Cristi -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.


Corpus Christi (Sevilla only) -
Thursday May 31, 2018

Catholic :


Virgen de la Luz (Cuenca only) -
Friday June 1, 2018

Catholic :


Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday June 4, 2018

Catholic :


Virgin of the Sea (Santander only) -
Monday June 4, 2018

Catholic :


Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday) -
Monday June 11, 2018

Catholic : Devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especially His love for humanity. Wikipedia


Virgin of Capilla (Jaén only) -
Monday June 11, 2018

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St Bernabas (Logroño only) -
Monday June 11, 2018

Catholic : Barnabas went to live with the Christians in Jerusalem after selling his estate and giving the money to the apostles. When Paul came to Jerusalem after his unexpected conversion, it was Barnabas who convinced the apostles to trust their old enemy. He and Paul then did missionary work together. At Iconium, the capital of Lycaonia, they narrowly escaped stoning at the hands of the mob whom the rulers had stirred up against them. A miraculous cure wrought by St Paul upon a cripple at Lystra led the pagan inhabitants to conclude that the gods were come amongst them. They hailed St Paul as Hermes or Mercury because he was the chief speaker, and St Barnabas as Zeus or Jupiter and were with difficulty restrained from offering sacrifices to them. But, with the proverbial fickleness of the mob, they soon rushed to the other extreme and stoned St Paul, severely wounding him (shagtown.com)


St John of Sahagun (Salamanca only) -
Tuesday June 12, 2018

Catholic :


St Anthony -
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Catholic : in Ceuta only


St Anthony (Lisbon only) -
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.


St. John the Baptist (Almeria only) -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Catholic : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading (not a bank holiday).


St John (Alicante only) -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Catholic : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading


Optional holiday -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Catholic : St John Porto & Braga only


St John Baptist Day (San Juan only) -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Catholic : Christian observance to remember the beheading of John who protested against the morality of king Herod. San Juan only


Jueves La Saca (Soria only) -
Monday June 25, 2018

Catholic :


St Peter & St Paul -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic :


St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only) -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic :


St Peter and St Paul (Burgos and Segovia only) -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic :


St Peter (León only) -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic :


St Peter (Zamora only) -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Friday June 29, 2018

Catholic : Póvoa de Varzim only


St Peter & St Paul -
Monday July 2, 2018

Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics. [Wikipedia]


St Peter & St Paul (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday July 2, 2018

Catholic : Christian holiday commemorating the date around 258, under the Valerian persecution, when what were believed to be the remains of the two apostles were both moved temporarily to prevent them from falling into the hands of the persecutors. http://www.friesian.com/popes-2.htm


Regional holiday -
Friday July 6, 2018

Catholic : Bajada de la Virgen Nuestra Señora de los Reyes in El Hierro only


Epistle of Saint James (Girona only) -
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Catholic :


St James the Apostol -
Wednesday July 25, 2018

Catholic : One of three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Christ in Mt. Tabor, but also a witness to Jesus' agony.


St Ignatius Loyala (Bilbao and San Sebastián only) -
Tuesday July 31, 2018

Catholic : Founder of the society of Jesus. Patron saint of retreats and retreatants


St Lorenzo (Huesca only) -
Friday August 10, 2018

Catholic :


Virgin of Africa (Céuta only) -
Monday August 13, 2018

Catholic :


Assumption -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic : 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. In Switzerland: Luzern, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn, Apenzell Innerrhoden, Aargan, Ticino, Wallis, Jura
In Germany: Bavaria (catholic communities), Saarland


Assumption (Guatemala City only) -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Thursday August 16, 2018

Catholic : Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña Cochabamba only


Assumption -
Thursday August 16, 2018

Catholic :


Assumption (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday August 20, 2018

Catholic : 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."


Octava de la Virgen (Ciudad Real only) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Catholic : Takes place on the eighth day of the Assumption