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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
Regional holiday**Sunday September 6, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Tuesday September 8, 2020Catholic 
Our Lady of Victory (Melillia only)Tuesday September 8, 2020Catholic 
Virgen de la SaludTuesday September 8, 2020Catholic 
Romería de la Virgen de la Fuensanta (Murcia only)Sunday September 13, 2020Catholic 
Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida*Tuesday September 15, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Monday September 21, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Wednesday September 23, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Friday October 2, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Monday October 5, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Wednesday October 7, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Thursday October 15, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Saturday October 24, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Thursday October 29, 2020Catholic 
All Saints' Day*Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)**Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
All Saints' Day*Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Sunday November 1, 2020Catholic 
All Souls' Day*Monday November 2, 2020Catholic 
Feast of the Almudena VirginMonday November 9, 2020Catholic 
Regional holiday**Wednesday November 11, 2020Catholic 
Saint Ansanus**Tuesday December 1, 2020Catholic 
St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)Monday December 7, 2020Catholic 
Immaculate Conception*Tuesday December 8, 2020Catholic 
Our Lady of the Miracles*Tuesday December 8, 2020Catholic 
Saint ThomasMonday December 21, 2020Catholic 
Christmas EveThursday December 24, 2020Catholic 
Christmas DayFriday December 25, 2020Catholic 
Sveti StijepanSaturday December 26, 2020Catholic 
optional holiday**Saturday December 26, 2020Catholic 

Regional holiday -
Monday September 6, 2021

Catholic : St Antolin Palencia only


Regional holiday -
Thursday September 8, 2022

Catholic : Virgen of Fuensanta in Cordoba only


Our Lady of Victory (Melillia only) -
Wednesday September 8, 2021

Catholic :


Virgen de la Salud -
Wednesday September 8, 2021

Catholic :


Romería de la Virgen de la Fuensanta (Murcia only) -
Monday September 13, 2021

Catholic :


Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida -
Thursday September 15, 2022

Catholic : Patron Saint of Cantabria


Regional holiday -
Tuesday September 21, 2021

Catholic : St Matthew, Apostle, author of first gospel. Patron saint of tax collectors Logroño only


Regional holiday -
Thursday September 23, 2021

Catholic : Santa Tecla - St Constant Celebration in Tarragona only


Regional holiday -
Saturday October 2, 2021

Catholic : St Saturninus in Soria only


Regional holiday -
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Catholic : St Froilán in León only


Regional holiday -
Thursday October 7, 2021

Catholic : Virgin of Rosary in Cadix only


Regional holiday -
Friday October 15, 2021

Catholic : St Teresa in Ávila only


Regional holiday -
Sunday October 24, 2021

Catholic : St Raphael in Córdoba only


Regional holiday -
Friday October 29, 2021

Catholic : San Narciso Girona only


All Saints' Day -
Monday November 1, 2021

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 (forwarded to Monday) -
Monday November 1, 2021

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 -
Monday November 1, 2021

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) -
Monday November 1, 2021

Catholic : All Saints Day observed by the Catholic community only


All Souls' Day -
Tuesday November 2, 2021

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.


Feast of the Almudena Virgin -
Tuesday November 9, 2021

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Thursday November 11, 2021

Catholic : St Martin in Ourense only


Saint Ansanus -
Wednesday December 1, 2021

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.


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