Upcoming Christian Holidays

Immaculate Conception Day
Dec 08: Immaculate Conception Day

It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Christmas Day
Dec 25: Christmas Day

The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took place on 25th December 1 BC

St. Stephen's Day
Dec 26: St. Stephen's Day

The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Jan 06: Epiphany

A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Ash Wednesday
Feb 14: Ash Wednesday

Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

Maundy Thursday
Mar 29: Maundy Thursday

Commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

Good Friday
Mar 30: Good Friday

Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Holy Saturday
Mar 31: Holy Saturday

Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb

Easter Sunday
Apr 01: Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Easter Monday
Apr 02: Easter Monday

Easter is probably the most important holiday of the Christian year, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Ascension Day
May 10: Ascension Day

Ascension day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven

Pentecost Sunday
May 20: Pentecost Sunday

Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter

Whit Monday
May 21: Whit Monday

Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Corpus Christi
May 31: Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

St. John' s Day
Jun 24: St. John' s Day

The feast day of St John the Baptist, who by tradition was born six months before Jesus, marks Midsummer

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Jun 29: Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

The day commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul

Assumption of Mary
Aug 15: Assumption of Mary

The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

All Saints Day
Nov 01: All Saints Day

Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

All Souls Day
Nov 02: All Souls Day

Dedicated to the remembrance of the departed. All Souls' Day follows All Saints' Day.

Christmas Day
Dec 25: Christmas Day

The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality) took place 25 December 1 BC

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