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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






Name Date Kind
Saint Florian*Thursday May 4, 2023Catholic or protestant 
St George**Saturday May 6, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Ascension*Saturday May 13, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Whit SaturdayMonday May 22, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Whitsunday**Tuesday May 23, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Pentecost**Tuesday May 23, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Whit Monday*Wednesday May 24, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France*Wednesday May 24, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Regional holiday**Saturday June 3, 2023Catholic or protestant 
optional holiday*Saturday June 3, 2023Catholic or protestant 
St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)*Saturday June 24, 2023Catholic or protestant 
Assumption*Wednesday August 16, 2023Catholic or protestant 

Saint Florian -
Wednesday May 4, 2022

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


St George -
Friday May 6, 2022

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


Regional holiday -
Thursday June 3, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhine- Land Palatinate, Saarland , Saxony, Thuringia


Optional holiday -
Thursday June 3, 2021

Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi


St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only) -
Thursday June 24, 2021

Catholic or protestant : When Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive Christ, St John the Baptist also announced that Elizabeth was already six months pregnant with John, which explains that his birthday comes three months after Annunciation Day


Assumption -
Monday August 16, 2021

Catholic or protestant : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.