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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

Catholic: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months






Name Date Kind
Epiphany**Sunday January 6, 2019Catholic 
San Ilario (Parma only)Sunday January 13, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Thursday January 17, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Sunday January 20, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Tuesday January 22, 2019Catholic 
St Devote's Day**Sunday January 27, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Tuesday January 29, 2019Catholic 
Candlemass*Saturday February 2, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Saturday February 2, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Thursday February 14, 2019Catholic 
Fasching (banks remain open)Sunday February 24, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Tuesday February 26, 2019Catholic 
optional holiday*Thursday February 28, 2019Catholic 
CarnivalThursday February 28, 2019Catholic 
Carnival*Friday March 1, 2019Catholic 
Ash WednesdaySaturday March 2, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Tuesday March 19, 2019Catholic 
St Joseph's Day*Tuesday March 19, 2019Catholic 
San José*Thursday March 21, 2019Catholic 
Saint Ansanus**Sunday December 1, 2019Catholic 
St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)Saturday December 7, 2019Catholic 
Immaculate Conception*Sunday December 8, 2019Catholic 
Regional holiday**Sunday December 8, 2019Catholic 
Our Lady of the Miracles*Sunday December 8, 2019Catholic 
Saint ThomasSaturday December 21, 2019Catholic 
Christmas EveTuesday December 24, 2019Catholic 
Christmas DayWednesday December 25, 2019Catholic 
Sveti StijepanThursday December 26, 2019Catholic 
optional holiday**Thursday December 26, 2019Catholic 

Epiphany -
Thursday January 6, 2022

Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


San Ilario (Parma only) -
Thursday January 13, 2022

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Monday January 17, 2022

Catholic : Feast of St. Anthony of Abad. Animal-blessing tradition that originated in Italy. St. Anthony of Abad (251-356) was also known as St. Anthony of the Desert or St. Anthony of Egypt. When animals are sprinkled and sanctified, they receive additional protection from St Anthony. in Pina, Ariani, Arta, Colonia de Sant Pere, Buger, Capdepera, Consell, S'Horta, Manacor, Porto Cristo, Maria de la Salut, Muro, Petra, Sa pobla, Son Carrioj, Can Picafori, Calonge, Cala d'Or, Llombards, Portopetro, Biniamar, Salines, Sant Jordi, Sineu, Servera, Vilafranca, Alaior, Ciutadella, Castell, Fornelis, Migjorn, Ferreries, Mao, Portmany, Santa Agnes, Sant Mateu


Regional holiday -
Thursday January 20, 2022

Catholic : St Sebastian, patron saint of archers, soldiers, and athletes. He was a captain of the guard in Rome, but when his religion was discovered by Emperor Diocletian, he was sentenced to be shot with arrows. He was left for dead, but survived the attack, and instead of fleeing the city, he confronted the emperor, who then had him clubbed to death in Palma only


Regional holiday -
Saturday January 22, 2022

Catholic : St Vincent - Patron saint of winegrowers in Huesca only


St Devote's Day -
Thursday January 27, 2022

Catholic : Information: According to legend Devota (Dévote in French), a young Christian girl, native of Corsica, would have been martyred by the prefect Barbarus under the Diocletian and Maximian Emperors on a date that one could place in 303 or 304. Her body was stolen by night by Christian believers, put into a boat, transported to Monaco and buried in the chapel of a small valley called des Gaumates , near the port, on 27 January of the same year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Regional holiday -
Saturday January 29, 2022

Catholic : St Valery Saragossa only


Candlemass -
Wednesday February 2, 2022

Catholic : Candlemas is a Roman Catholic festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son. The candles used in the church during the rest of the year are blessed.


Regional holiday -
Wednesday February 2, 2022

Catholic : Virgen de la Calle in Palencia only


Regional holiday -
Monday February 14, 2022

Catholic : Ash Wednesday in Bellinzona only


Fasching (banks remain open) -
Thursday February 24, 2022

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Saturday February 26, 2022

Catholic : Barranquilla Carnival - www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org in Baranquilla only - lasts 4 days - 2022 edition confirmed


Optional holiday -
Monday February 28, 2022

Catholic : Carnival


Carnival -
Monday February 28, 2022

Catholic :


Carnival -
Tuesday March 1, 2022

Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.


Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday March 2, 2022

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Saturday March 19, 2022

Catholic : San José in Tarragona only


St Joseph's Day -
Saturday March 19, 2022

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]


San José -
Monday March 21, 2022

Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.


Saint Ansanus -
Thursday December 1, 2022

Catholic : His legend states that he was born of a noble Roman family in the third century. While still a child, Ansanus was secretly baptized by his nurse Maxima (venerated as St. Maxima of Rome) and was secretly brought up as a Christian. Ansanus openly declared his Christian faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, when he was nineteen years old. According to tradition, St. Ansanus preached the Gospel in Bagnoregio (then Bagnorea) and the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri outside the Alban Gate was said to have been built above the prison in which he was confined. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only) -
Tuesday December 7, 2021

Catholic :


Immaculate Conception -
Wednesday December 8, 2021

Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.


Regional holiday -
Wednesday December 8, 2021

Catholic : Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) Alegrete, Arroio Grande, Cachoeira do Sul, Frederico Westphalen, Osório, Passo Fundo, Santa Maria, Santiago, São Jerônimo, São Leopoldo, Sapucaia do Sul,


Our Lady of the Miracles -
Wednesday December 8, 2021

Catholic : the Virgin of Caacupé is a statuette housed in the cathedral of this town. It was carved in the 16th century by a devout convert and was miraculously saved from a great flood, and numerous miracles are linked to it. An enormous basilica stands in the centre of the town, and here 300,000 of the faithful come yearly ofr a pilgrimage


Saint Thomas -
Tuesday December 21, 2021

Catholic :


Christmas Eve -
Friday December 24, 2021

Catholic :


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

Catholic :


Sveti Stijepan -
Sunday December 26, 2021

Catholic :


Optional holiday -
Sunday December 26, 2021

Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only