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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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Epiphany**Saturday January 6, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Sunday January 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday*Monday February 5, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Ash Wednesday**Monday February 26, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Monday February 26, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday*Friday March 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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National Protestant & Evangelical Churches dayMonday March 5, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Customary holiday*Sunday March 18, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's Day**Monday March 19, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's DayMonday March 19, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Maundy Thursday*Monday April 9, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Tuesday April 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Tuesday April 10, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Wednesday April 11, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Thursday April 12, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Friday April 13, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Friday April 13, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Civil Servants holiday*Friday April 27, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Epiphany -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Regional holiday -
Thursday January 21, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Saint Meinrad in Einsiedeln only


Regional holiday -
Wednesday February 5, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Saint Agatha of Sicily


Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

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.


Optional holiday -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Ash Wednesday


Regional holiday -
Monday March 2, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. 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 -
Thursday March 5, 2020

Catholic or protestant :


Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 18, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


St Joseph's Day -
Thursday March 19, 2020

Catholic or protestant :


St Joseph's Day -
Thursday March 19, 2020

Catholic or protestant :


Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -
Monday March 30, 2020

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]


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

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 April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Good Friday


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 11, 2020

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

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 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Easter


Regional holiday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 27, 2020

Catholic or protestant : St George's Day