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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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San José*Sunday March 19, 2017Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Sunday March 19, 2017Catholic 
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St Joseph's Day*Sunday March 19, 2017Catholic 
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Maundy ThursdayWednesday March 29, 2017Catholic 
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Good Friday**Thursday March 30, 2017Catholic 
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Holy Saturday**Friday March 31, 2017Catholic 
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Black Saturday**Friday March 31, 2017Catholic 
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optional holiday**Friday March 31, 2017Catholic 
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optional holiday*Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic 
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Easter**Saturday April 1, 2017Catholic 
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Easter Monday*Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic 
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optional holiday**Sunday April 2, 2017Catholic 
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Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage*Wednesday April 12, 2017Catholic 
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St Mark's DayTuesday April 25, 2017Catholic 
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St Prudence (Vitoria only)Friday April 28, 2017Catholic 
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San Segundo (Ávila only)Tuesday May 2, 2017Catholic 
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St Anastasia (Lleida only)Thursday May 11, 2017Catholic 
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Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Sunday May 14, 2017Catholic 
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St Isidore*Monday May 15, 2017Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Sunday May 21, 2017Catholic 
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Corpus Christi*Wednesday May 31, 2017Catholic 
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Corpus Cristi*Wednesday May 31, 2017Catholic 
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Corpus Christi (Sevilla only)Wednesday May 31, 2017Catholic 
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Virgen de la Luz (Cuenca only)Thursday June 1, 2017Catholic 
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Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Sunday June 4, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of the Sea (Santander only)Sunday June 4, 2017Catholic 
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Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)*Sunday June 11, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of Capilla (Jaén only)Sunday June 11, 2017Catholic 
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St Bernabas (Logroño only)*Sunday June 11, 2017Catholic 
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St John of Sahagun (Salamanca only)Monday June 12, 2017Catholic 
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St Anthony**Tuesday June 13, 2017Catholic 
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St Anthony (Lisbon only)**Tuesday June 13, 2017Catholic 
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St. John the Baptist (Almeria only)*Saturday June 24, 2017Catholic 
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St John (Alicante only)*Saturday June 24, 2017Catholic 
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optional holiday**Saturday June 24, 2017Catholic 
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St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)**Saturday June 24, 2017Catholic 
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Jueves La Saca (Soria only)Sunday June 25, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter & St PaulThursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)Thursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter and St Paul (Burgos and Segovia only)Thursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter (León only)Thursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter (Zamora only)Thursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Thursday June 29, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter & St Paul*Sunday July 2, 2017Catholic 
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St Peter & St Paul (forwarded to Monday)*Sunday July 2, 2017Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Thursday July 6, 2017Catholic 
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Epistle of Saint James (Girona only)Tuesday July 25, 2017Catholic 
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St James the Apostol*Tuesday July 25, 2017Catholic 
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St Ignatius Loyala (Bilbao and San Sebastián only)*Monday July 31, 2017Catholic 
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St Lorenzo (Huesca only)Thursday August 10, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of Africa (Céuta only)Sunday August 13, 2017Catholic 
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Assumption**Tuesday August 15, 2017Catholic 
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Assumption (Guatemala City only)Tuesday August 15, 2017Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday August 16, 2017Catholic 
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AssumptionWednesday August 16, 2017Catholic 
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Assumption (forwarded to Monday)**Sunday August 20, 2017Catholic 
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Octava de la Virgen (Ciudad Real only)*Tuesday August 22, 2017Catholic 
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St Antolin (Palencia only)Sunday September 3, 2017Catholic 
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Virgen of Fuensanta (Cordoba)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of Victory (Malaga only)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Nuestra Señora del Pino (Las Palmas only)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgen de los Llanos (Albacete)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgen de la Antigua (Guadalajara)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of the Plain (Salamanca only)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgin of San Lorenzo (Valladolid only)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Our Lady of Victory (Melillia only)Friday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Virgen de la SaludFriday September 8, 2017Catholic 
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Romería de la Virgen de la Fuensanta (Murcia only)Saturday September 9, 2017Catholic 
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Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida*Friday September 15, 2017Catholic 
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St Matthew (Logroño only)*Thursday September 21, 2017Catholic 
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St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only)*Saturday September 23, 2017Catholic 
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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

Catholic :


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) -
Saturday June 1, 2019

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) -
Tuesday June 11, 2019

Catholic :


St Bernabas (Logroño only) -
Tuesday June 11, 2019

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 -
Thursday June 13, 2019

Catholic : in Ceuta only


St Anthony (Lisbon only) -
Thursday June 13, 2019

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


St. John the Baptist (Almeria only) -
Monday June 24, 2019

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) -
Monday June 24, 2019

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 -
Monday June 24, 2019

Catholic : St John Porto & Braga only


St John Baptist Day (San Juan only) -
Monday June 24, 2019

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) -
Tuesday June 25, 2019

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


St Antolin (Palencia only) -
Monday September 3, 2018

Catholic :


Virgen of Fuensanta (Cordoba) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgin of Victory (Malaga only) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Nuestra Señora del Pino (Las Palmas only) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgen de los Llanos (Albacete) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgen de la Antigua (Guadalajara) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgin of the Plain (Salamanca only) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgin of San Lorenzo (Valladolid only) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Our Lady of Victory (Melillia only) -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Virgen de la Salud -
Saturday September 8, 2018

Catholic :


Romería de la Virgen de la Fuensanta (Murcia only) -
Sunday September 9, 2018

Catholic :


Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida -
Saturday September 15, 2018

Catholic : Patron Saint of Cantabria


St Matthew (Logroño only) -
Friday September 21, 2018

Catholic : Apostle, author of first gospel. Patron saint of tax collectors


St Constant Celebration (Tarragona only) -
Sunday September 23, 2018

Catholic : Santa Tecla