Thursday june 8, 2023
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.
Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism
Friday july 28, 2023
Secular holiday : The Allied invasion of Sicily forced Premier Benito Mussolini to resign from office on July 25, 1943. He was immediately placed under arrest by the new government led by Marshal Pietro Badoglio who announced 3 days later that Italy was no longer a Fascist state and began armistice negotiations with the Allied powers. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Tuesday august 15, 2023
Catholic : Dogma defined by the Catholic Church on November 1, 1950, when Pope Pius XII declared that at the end of her life, Mary's body and soul were assumed into Heaven.
Anniversary of the foundation of the Republic
Sunday september 3, 2023
Secular holiday : San Marino was founded on 3 September, 301 AD when a Christian stonemason named Marinus the Dalmatian fled to escape the anti-Christian Roman Emperor Diocletian. Marinus hid on the peak of Mount Titano and founded a small community of people following their Christian beliefs. In memory of the stonecutter, the land was renamed Land of San Marino and was finally changed to its present-day name, Republic of San Marino. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday
Sunday october 1, 2023
Secular holiday :
Daylight Saving Time
Sunday october 29, 2023
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times
All Saints' Day
Wednesday november 1, 2023
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)
Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)
Thursday november 2, 2023
Catholic or protestant : 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.
Friday december 8, 2023
Catholic : 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
Banks are closed
Sunday december 24, 2023
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Monday december 25, 2023
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 Years Day on Christmas Day.
St Stephen's Day
Tuesday december 26, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.
Banks are closed
Sunday december 31, 2023
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