Feast of Immaculate Conception in Macau in 2019

Feast of Immaculate Conception  in Macau in 2019
  How long until Feast of Immaculate Conception ?
This holiday next takes place in 145 days.
  Dates of Feast of Immaculate Conception in Macau
2021Macau Wed, Dec 8National Holiday
2020Macau Tue, Dec 8National Holiday
2019Dec 8, Dec 9
MacauMon, Dec 9Government Holiday
MacauSun, Dec 8National Holiday
2018Dec 8, Dec 10
MacauMon, Dec 10Government Holiday
MacauSat, Dec 8National Holiday
2017Macau Fri, Dec 8National Holiday
  Summary
It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life
  Feast of Immaculate Conception in other countries
Feast of Immaculate Conception internationally
  Which regions observe Immaculate Conception Day in 2019?
Macau  MacauDec 8National Holiday
Macau  MacauDec 9Government 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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