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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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All Saints' Day*Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
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All Saints' Day*Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
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All Souls' Day*Monday November 2, 2020Catholic 
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All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)**Wednesday November 4, 2020Catholic 
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Feast of the Almudena VirginMonday November 9, 2020Catholic 
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St Martin (Ourense only)Wednesday November 11, 2020Catholic 
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St Saturninus (Pamplona only)Sunday November 29, 2020Catholic 
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All Saints' Day -
Sunday November 1, 2020

Catholic : 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. (World Book Encyclopedia)


All Saints' Day -
Friday November 1, 2019

Catholic : 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.


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Sunday November 1, 2020

Catholic : All Saints Day observed by the Catholic community only


All Souls' Day -
Monday November 2, 2020

Catholic : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.


All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday November 4, 2019

Catholic : 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. (World Book Encyclopedia)


Feast of the Almudena Virgin -
Saturday November 9, 2019

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St Martin (Ourense only) -
Wednesday November 11, 2020

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St Saturninus (Pamplona only) -
Friday November 29, 2019

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