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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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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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Customary holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Civil Servants holiday*Friday April 27, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Saint Florian*Friday May 4, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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St George**Sunday May 6, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension*Monday May 21, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France*Thursday May 24, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit SaturdayWednesday May 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whitsunday**Thursday May 31, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost**Thursday May 31, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Friday June 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Monday June 11, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Monday June 11, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)*Sunday June 24, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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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


Customary holiday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 27, 2020

Catholic or protestant : St George's Day


Saint Florian -
Monday May 4, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz


St George -
Wednesday May 6, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not observed by Muslim communities


Ascension -
Thursday May 21, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.


Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France -
Sunday May 24, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Also takes place in Orcival, near Clermont-Ferrand


Whit Saturday -
Saturday May 30, 2020

Catholic or protestant :


Whitsunday -
Sunday May 31, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Pentecost -
Sunday May 31, 2020

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday June 1, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.


Regional holiday -
Thursday June 11, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhine- Land Palatinate, Saarland , Saxony, Thuringia


Optional holiday -
Thursday June 11, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi


St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only) -
Wednesday June 24, 2020

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