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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

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Epiphany**Wednesday 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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Saint Ansanus**Thursday December 1, 2016Catholic 
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St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)Wednesday December 7, 2016Catholic 
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Immaculate Conception*Thursday December 8, 2016Catholic 
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municipal holiday (in some cities)**Thursday December 8, 2016Catholic 
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Saint ThomasWednesday December 21, 2016Catholic 
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Christmas DaySunday December 25, 2016Catholic 
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Sveti StijepanMonday December 26, 2016Catholic 
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optional holiday**Monday December 26, 2016Catholic 
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Epiphany -
Saturday January 6, 2018

Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


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) -
Saturday January 20, 2018

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 -
Saturday January 27, 2018

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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


St Valery (Saragossa only) -
Monday January 29, 2018

Catholic :


Saint Ansanus -
Saturday December 1, 2018

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) -
Friday December 7, 2018

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Immaculate Conception -
Saturday December 8, 2018

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


Municipal holiday (in some cities) -
Saturday December 8, 2018

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

Catholic :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic :


Sveti Stijepan -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Catholic :


Optional holiday -
Tuesday December 26, 2017

Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only