Immaculate Conception Day around the world in 2019

Immaculate Conception Day around the world in 2019
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  Dates of Immaculate Conception Day around the world
2021VariousDec 8
AndorraWed, Dec 8National Holiday
AustriaWed, Dec 8National Holiday
ItalyWed, Dec 8National Holiday
MaltaWed, Dec 8National Holiday
Vatican CityWed, Dec 8National Holiday
2020VariousDec 8
AndorraTue, Dec 8National Holiday
ArgentinaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
AustriaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
ChileTue, Dec 8National Holiday
ColombiaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
East TimorTue, Dec 8National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
ItalyTue, Dec 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinTue, Dec 8National Holiday
MacauTue, Dec 8National Holiday
MaltaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
MonacoTue, Dec 8National Holiday
NicaraguaTue, Dec 8National Holiday
ParaguayTue, Dec 8National Holiday
PeruTue, Dec 8National Holiday
PhilippinesTue, Dec 8National Holiday
PortugalTue, Dec 8National Holiday
San MarinoTue, Dec 8National Holiday
SeychellesTue, Dec 8National Holiday
SpainTue, Dec 8National Holiday
SwitzerlandDec 8
AargauTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugTue, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Vatican CityTue, Dec 8National Holiday
VenezuelaTue, Dec 8Not A Public Holiday
2019VariousDec 8, Dec 9
AndorraSun, Dec 8National Holiday
ArgentinaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
AustriaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
ChileSun, Dec 8National Holiday
ColombiaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
East TimorSun, Dec 8National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
ItalySun, Dec 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Dec 8National Holiday
MacauDec 8, Dec 9
MacauMon, Dec 9Government Holiday
MacauSun, Dec 8National Holiday
MaltaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
MonacoSun, Dec 8National Holiday
NicaraguaSun, Dec 8National Holiday
ParaguaySun, Dec 8National Holiday
PeruSun, Dec 8National Holiday
PhilippinesSun, Dec 8National Holiday
PortugalSun, Dec 8National Holiday
San MarinoSun, Dec 8National Holiday
SeychellesDec 8, Dec 9
SeychellesMon, Dec 9National Holiday (in lieu)
SeychellesSun, Dec 8National Holiday
SpainDec 8, Dec 9
AndalucíaMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
AragonMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
AsturiasMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
CantabriaMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
Castile and LeónMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
ExtremaduraMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
La RiojaMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
MadridMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
MelillaMon, Dec 9Regional Holiday (additional day)
SpainSun, Dec 8National Holiday
SwitzerlandDec 8
AargauSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugSun, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Vatican CitySun, Dec 8National Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Dec 8Not A Public Holiday
2018VariousDec 8, Dec 10
AndorraSat, Dec 8National Holiday
ArgentinaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
AustriaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
ChileSat, Dec 8National Holiday
ColombiaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
East TimorSat, Dec 8National Holiday
Equatorial GuineaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
ItalySat, Dec 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinSat, Dec 8National Holiday
MacauDec 8, Dec 10
MacauMon, Dec 10Government Holiday
MacauSat, Dec 8National Holiday
MaltaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
MonacoSat, Dec 8National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Dec 8National Holiday
ParaguaySat, Dec 8National Holiday
PeruSat, Dec 8National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Dec 8National Holiday
PortugalSat, Dec 8National Holiday
San MarinoSat, Dec 8National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Dec 8National Holiday
SpainSat, Dec 8National Holiday
SwitzerlandDec 8
AargauSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugSat, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Vatican CitySat, Dec 8National Holiday
VenezuelaSat, Dec 8Not A Public Holiday
2017VariousDec 8, Dec 11
ArgentinaFri, Dec 8National Holiday
AustriaFri, Dec 8National Holiday
ChileFri, Dec 8National Holiday
ColombiaFri, Dec 8National Holiday
ItalyFri, Dec 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinFri, Dec 8National Holiday
MacauFri, Dec 8National Holiday
MaltaFri, Dec 8National Holiday
MonacoFri, Dec 8National Holiday
NicaraguaFri, Dec 8National Holiday
ParaguayFri, Dec 8National Holiday
PeruFri, Dec 8National Holiday
PortugalFri, Dec 8National Holiday
SpainFri, Dec 8National Holiday
SwitzerlandDec 8
AargauFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
FribourgFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
GraubündenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
LucerneFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
NidwaldenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ObwaldenFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SchwyzFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
SolothurnFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
TicinoFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
UriFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ValaisFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
ZugFri, Dec 8Regional Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Dec 11Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
  Which countries observe Immaculate Conception Day in 2019?
Andorra  AndorraDec 8National Holiday
Argentina  ArgentinaDec 8National Holiday
Austria  AustriaDec 8National Holiday
Chile  ChileDec 8National Holiday
Colombia  ColombiaDec 8National Holiday
East Timor  East TimorDec 8National Holiday
Equatorial Guinea  Equatorial GuineaDec 8National Holiday
Italy  ItalyDec 8National Holiday
Liechtenstein  LiechtensteinDec 8National Holiday
Macau  MacauDec 9Government Holiday
Macau  MacauDec 8National Holiday
Malta  MaltaDec 8National Holiday
Monaco  MonacoDec 8National Holiday
Nicaragua  NicaraguaDec 8National Holiday
Paraguay  ParaguayDec 8National Holiday
Peru  PeruDec 8National Holiday
Philippines  PhilippinesDec 8National Holiday
Portugal  PortugalDec 8National Holiday
San Marino  San MarinoDec 8National Holiday
Seychelles  SeychellesDec 8National Holiday
Seychelles  SeychellesDec 9National Holiday (in lieu)
Spain  SpainDec 8National Holiday
Switzerland  SwitzerlandDec 8Regional Holiday
Vatican City  Vatican CityDec 8National Holiday
Venezuela  VenezuelaDec 8Not A Public Holiday

When is Immaculate Conception?

On 8 December, many countries including Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

History of Immaculate Conception

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

For Roman Catholics, it is observed as a day of obligation with required church attendance.

The Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation whose meaning is often confused.

By the sounds of it, one would think we would celebrate the day Jesus was conceived. On the contrary, it is the day that the Blessed Mother Mary was conceived.

Mary's mother was St. Anne and her father was Joachim. While they are not mentioned in the bible, their names appear in some very early Christian texts. Anne and Joachim had been a childless couple until an angel appeared telling Anne that she would give birth to a child that the world would honour. Anne became a saint as she offered her child to god's service.

This day has been celebrated since at least the eighth century, but the idea that the word immaculate means that Mary was born without original sin divided many theological scholars over the centuries. It wasn't until 1854 that the argument was decided when Pope Pious IX proclaimed this belief to be an essential dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.

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