It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC
The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men
Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.
Commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist
Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb
On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
Ascension day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven
Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter
Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.
The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun
The feast day of St John the Baptist, who by tradition was born six months before Jesus, marks Midsummer
The day commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs
Dedicated to the remembrance of the departed. All Souls' Day follows All Saints' Day.
The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality) took place 25 December 1 BC