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Catholic: religious celerations and observances

Catholic: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Epiphany**Monday January 6, 2020Catholic 
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San Ilario (Parma only)Monday January 13, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Friday January 17, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Monday January 20, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday January 22, 2020Catholic 
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St Devote's Day**Monday January 27, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday January 29, 2020Catholic 
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Candlemass*Sunday February 2, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Sunday February 2, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Friday February 14, 2020Catholic 
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Fasching (banks remain open)Thursday February 20, 2020Catholic 
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Carnival*Tuesday February 25, 2020Catholic 
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Ash WednesdayWednesday February 26, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Thursday March 19, 2020Catholic 
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St Joseph's Day*Thursday March 19, 2020Catholic 
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San José*Monday March 23, 2020Catholic 
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Maundy ThursdayThursday April 9, 2020Catholic 
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Good Friday**Friday April 10, 2020Catholic 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday April 11, 2020Catholic 
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Black Saturday**Saturday April 11, 2020Catholic 
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optional holiday**Saturday April 11, 2020Catholic 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic 
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Easter**Sunday April 12, 2020Catholic 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 13, 2020Catholic 
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optional holiday**Monday April 13, 2020Catholic 
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St Mark's DaySaturday April 25, 2020Catholic 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday April 28, 2020Catholic 
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Epiphany -
Wednesday January 6, 2021

Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


San Ilario (Parma only) -
Wednesday January 13, 2021

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Sunday January 17, 2021

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 -
Monday January 20, 2020

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 -
Wednesday January 22, 2020

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


St Devote's Day -
Monday January 27, 2020

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 -
Wednesday January 29, 2020

Catholic : St Valery Saragossa only


Candlemass -
Sunday February 2, 2020

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 -
Sunday February 2, 2020

Catholic : Virgen de la Calle in Palencia only


Regional holiday -
Friday February 14, 2020

Catholic : Ash Wednesday in Bellinzona only


Fasching (banks remain open) -
Thursday February 20, 2020

Catholic :


Carnival -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.


Ash Wednesday -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Thursday March 19, 2020

Catholic : St Joseph Fortaleza only


St Joseph's Day -
Thursday March 19, 2020

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 23, 2020

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


Maundy Thursday -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Catholic :


Good Friday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic : Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 11, 2020

Catholic : Paid holiday


Black Saturday -
Saturday April 11, 2020

Catholic : Also called Sabado de Gloria, is the day after Jesus Christ died on the cross. This is a day of mourning for people who believed in Christ when others chose to condemn Him and want Him dead. Paid holiday


Optional holiday -
Saturday April 11, 2020

Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only


Optional holiday -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic : Easter


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Catholic : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Catholic : 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 13, 2020

Catholic : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community


St Mark's Day -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Catholic :


Regional holiday -
Tuesday April 28, 2020

Catholic : St Prudence Vitoria only