Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in Vatican City in 2020

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in Vatican City in 2020
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  How long until Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God?
This holiday next takes place in 107 days.
  Dates of Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in Vatican City
2021 Vatican City Fri, Jan 1 National Holiday
2020 Vatican City Wed, Jan 1 National Holiday
2019 Vatican City Tue, Jan 1 National Holiday
2018 Vatican City Mon, Jan 1 National Holiday
  Summary
New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel
  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in other countries
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God internationally
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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in Vatican City

The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is a feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary that celebrates Mary's motherhood of Jesus. It is celebrated by the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church on January 1st, the 8th day of Christmastide.

In the Orthodox Christian Church, Mary is celebrated as Mother of God on December 26th.

When is New Year's Day?

New Year's Day is the first day of the year, in the Gregorian calendar, and falls exactly one week after the Christmas Day of the previous year.

New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. This makes it the world's most widely observed public holiday.

Some countries may also have 2nd January as an additional New Year holiday.

Countries who still use the Julian Calendar observe New Year's Day on 14th January.

Who is working on January 1st?

It is traditionally celebrated with firework displays across the globe at 00:00 in the local time zones.

History of New Year's Day

New Year's Day was originally observed on 15th March in the old Roman Calendar. When January and February were added during one of the many attempts to clean up the calendar, they were actually added to the end of the year.

The start of the year was fixed at 1st January in 153 BCE, by two Roman consuls. The month was named Janus after the name of the Roman god of doors and gates. Janus had two faces, one facing forward and one looking back, a fitting name for the month at the start of the year.

During the Middle Ages, a number of different Christian feast dates were used to mark the New Year, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December in the Roman fashion.

It wasn't until 1582 when the Roman Catholic Church officially adopted 1 January as the New Year.

Most countries in Western Europe had officially adopted 1st January as New Year's Day even before they adopted the Gregorian calendar.

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