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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 3 months






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Ash Wednesday**Friday February 17, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday*Wednesday February 22, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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National Protestant & Evangelical Churches daySunday March 5, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Customary holiday*Friday March 10, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's Day**Sunday March 19, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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St Joseph's DaySunday March 19, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day*Thursday March 30, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Maundy Thursday*Saturday April 1, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Good Friday*Sunday April 2, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 2, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Holy Saturday**Monday April 3, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Tuesday April 4, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Wednesday April 5, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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optional holiday*Wednesday April 5, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday April 5, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Customary holiday*Wednesday April 5, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Civil Servants holiday*Wednesday April 26, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Saint Florian*Thursday May 4, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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St George**Saturday May 6, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Ascension*Saturday May 13, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Whit SaturdayMonday May 22, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Whitsunday**Tuesday May 23, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Pentecost**Tuesday May 23, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Whit Monday*Wednesday May 24, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France*Wednesday May 24, 2023Catholic or protestant 
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Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 17, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence. In Galicia, Spain, only in the city of Pontevedra. In some Caribbean islands, marks the Carnival period.


Regional holiday -
Monday February 22, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. It all begins with what is known as the Morgestraich. At exactly 4 a.m., all the lights in the city center go off. Out of the pitch darkness, the sound of drums and piccolos waft through the cold night air. Closer and closer it comes, and a faint light glows in the distance. Suddenly, there they are, coming from all directions, the musicians and marchers of the city’s Fasnacht cliques. Each wears a masks. Some have small lamps on their heads. They carry painted lanterns that mock things that happend during the past year.


National Protestant & Evangelical Churches day -
Friday March 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant :


Customary holiday -
Wednesday March 10, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent


St Joseph's Day -
Friday March 19, 2021

Catholic or protestant :


St Joseph's Day -
Friday March 19, 2021

Catholic or protestant :


Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -
Tuesday March 30, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 March. The holiday commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith. [Wikipedia]


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 1, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).


Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

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 2, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Good Friday


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 3, 2021

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021

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 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Easter


Regional holiday -
Monday April 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only


Customary holiday -
Monday April 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday


Civil Servants holiday -
Monday April 26, 2021

Catholic or protestant : St George's Day


Saint Florian -
Tuesday May 4, 2021

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


St George -
Thursday May 6, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not observed by Muslim communities


Ascension -
Thursday May 13, 2021

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.


Whit Saturday -
Saturday May 22, 2021

Catholic or protestant :


Whitsunday -
Sunday May 23, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Pentecost -
Sunday May 23, 2021

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Whit Monday -
Monday May 24, 2021

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.


Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France -
Monday May 24, 2021

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