Sacred Heart in Colombia in 2020

Sacred Heart in Colombia in 2020
  How long until Sacred Heart?
This holiday next takes place in 252 days.
  Dates of Sacred Heart in Colombia
2021 Colombia Mon, Jun 14 National Holiday
2020 Colombia Mon, Jun 22 National Holiday
2019 Colombia Mon, Jul 1 National Holiday
2018 Colombia Mon, Jun 11 National Holiday
2017 Colombia Mon, Jun 26 National Holiday
  Summary
In Colombia this national holiday always falls on a Monday is celebrated ten weeks and a day after Easter Sunday
  Local name
Sagrado Corazón

When is Sacred Heart?

In Colombia this national holiday always falls on a Monday is celebrated ten weeks and a day after Easter Sunday.

The full title of the holiday is 'The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus'. In Spanish, it is known as 'El Sagrado Corazón de Jesús'.

In the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church it is a feast day 19 days after Pentecost and the second Friday after Corpus Christi. Like other holidays in Colombia that are based on a Catholic event, the holiday is celebrated on the Monday after the actual date.

Traditions of the Sacred Heart

The Feast of the Sacred Heart is devoted to the physical heart of Jesus as a symbol of his divine love for all humanity.

The devotion to the Sacred Heart developed in the middle ages out of worship to the scared wounds that Jesus received during his crucifixion. The devotion became more widespread in the seventeenth century when a French nun, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque said she learnt of the devotion from Jesus during several apparitions. The devotion to the Sacred Heart then spread across Spain due to the work of the Jesuits. This meant that the Spanish brought this tradition to their colonisation of Latin America.

In 1902, Colombia was officially consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and this remained in the constitution until 1991.

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