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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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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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St Michael (Lleida only)*Friday September 29, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Leodegar**Monday October 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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All Saints' Day**Wednesday November 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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All Saints' Day*Wednesday November 1, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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All Souls' DayThursday November 2, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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All Souls' Day**Friday November 3, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Dia do Evangélico (only in Brasilia)Thursday November 30, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Françis Xavier*Monday December 4, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Nicholas (Bari only)*Wednesday December 6, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Immaculate Conception*Thursday December 7, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Immaculate Conception**Friday December 8, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Christmas EveSunday December 24, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Stephen's Day**Tuesday December 26, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St Stephen's Day*Tuesday December 26, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Boxing DayTuesday December 26, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only) -
Monday June 24, 2019

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.


St Michael (Lleida only) -
Saturday September 29, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christian celebration of angels as companions who help fight off the power of evil and who are present at the hour of death.


Leodegar -
Tuesday October 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Saint Leodegar or Leger, Bishop of Autun (c. 615 – Sarcing, Somme October 2, 679), was the great opponent of Ebroin— the mayor of the Palace of Neustria— and the leader of the faction of Austrasian great nobles in the struggles for hegemony over the waning Merovingian dynasty. His torture and death made him a martyr and saint of the Roman Catholic Church, which embraced the cause of the Austrasian mayors of the palace, the Arnulfings, in the following century, anointed as the Carolingian dynasty. in Luzern only Wikipedia


All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : 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. Kriens, Hochwald [Solothurn], St.Gallen


All Saints' Day -
Thursday November 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : 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.


All Souls' Day -
Friday November 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant :


All Souls' Day -
Saturday November 3, 2018

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Dia do Evangélico (only in Brasilia) -
Friday November 30, 2018

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St Françis Xavier -
Tuesday December 4, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christian recognition of service to people and appreciation of the natural world, as practiced by the Jesuit Order which he founded.


St Nicholas (Bari only) -
Thursday December 6, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Patron saint of children


Immaculate Conception -
Friday December 7, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Http://nazare.marista.com.br/mais_informacoes/calendario_2006/calendario_1.pdf


Immaculate Conception -
Saturday December 8, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Christmas Eve -
Monday December 24, 2018

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Christmas Day -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.


Optional holiday -
Tuesday December 25, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christmas Day


St Stephen's Day -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.


St Stephen's Day -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.


Boxing Day -
Wednesday December 26, 2018

Catholic or protestant :