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Catholic: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Wednesday October 5, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday October 7, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday October 15, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday October 24, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Tuesday November 1, 2022Religious celebration (not a national holiday)Catholic
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Tuesday November 1, 2022All Saints' DayCatholic
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Wednesday November 2, 2022All Souls' DayCatholic
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Monday November 7, 2022All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Wednesday November 9, 2022Feast of the Almudena VirginCatholic
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Friday November 11, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday December 1, 2022Saint AnsanusCatholic
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Wednesday December 7, 2022St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)Catholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Our Lady of the MiraclesCatholic
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Wednesday December 21, 2022Saint ThomasCatholic
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveCatholic
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic
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Monday December 26, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Monday December 26, 2022Sveti StijepanCatholic
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Monday December 26, 2022Christmas DayCatholic
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic
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Friday January 13, 2023San Ilario (Parma only)Catholic
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Tuesday January 17, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday January 20, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday January 22, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Friday January 27, 2023St Devote's DayCatholic
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Sunday January 29, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday February 2, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday February 2, 2023CandlemassCatholic
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Tuesday February 14, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday February 16, 2023Fasching (banks remain open)Catholic
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Saturday February 18, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday February 20, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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Monday February 20, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday February 21, 2023CarnivalCatholic
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic
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Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic
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Sunday March 19, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday March 27, 2023San JoséCatholic
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Regional holiday

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Catholic : St Froilán in León only

Regional holiday

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Friday October 7, 2022
Catholic : Virgin of Rosary in Cadix only

Regional holiday

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Saturday October 15, 2022
Catholic : St Teresa in Ávila only

Regional holiday

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Monday October 24, 2022
Catholic : St Raphael in Córdoba only

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

Religious celebration (not a national holiday)

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : All Saints Day observed by the Catholic community only

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday November 1, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837.

All Souls' Day

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Wednesday November 2, 2022
Catholic : This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years,but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. This holiday is a time when Mexican families remember their dead and the continuity of life. The original celebration can be traced to the Aztec civilization, in the month of Miccailhuitontli, presided by the Lady of the Dead , goddess Mictecacihuatl and dedicated to children and the dead. This celebration is also observed in other countries in Latin América. Families visit the graves and engage in sprucing up the gravesite, decorating it with flowers, setting out and eating a festive picnic.

All Saints Day (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday November 7, 2022
Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

Feast of the Almudena Virgin

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Wednesday November 9, 2022
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Friday November 11, 2022
Catholic : St Martin in Ourense only

Saint Ansanus

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Thursday December 1, 2022
Catholic : His legend states that he was born of a noble Roman family in the third century. While still a child, Ansanus was secretly baptized by his nurse Maxima (venerated as St. Maxima of Rome) and was secretly brought up as a Christian. Ansanus openly declared his Christian faith during the persecutions of Diocletian, when he was nineteen years old. According to tradition, St. Ansanus preached the Gospel in Bagnoregio (then Bagnorea) and the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri outside the Alban Gate was said to have been built above the prison in which he was confined. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

St Ambrose's Day (in Milan only)

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Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.

Regional holiday

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição (Immaculate Conception) Alegrete, Arroio Grande, Cachoeira do Sul, Frederico Westphalen, Osório, Passo Fundo, Santa Maria, Santiago, São Jerônimo, São Leopoldo, Sapucaia do Sul,

Our Lady of the Miracles

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic : the Virgin of Caacupé is a statuette housed in the cathedral of this town. It was carved in the 16th century by a devout convert and was miraculously saved from a great flood, and numerous miracles are linked to it. An enormous basilica stands in the centre of the town, and here 300,000 of the faithful come yearly ofr a pilgrimage

Saint Thomas

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Wednesday December 21, 2022
Catholic :

Christmas Eve

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Catholic :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic :

Optional holiday

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only

Sveti Stijepan

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic :

Christmas Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic :

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
Catholic : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

San Ilario (Parma only)

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Friday January 13, 2023
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Tuesday January 17, 2023
Catholic : Feast of St. Anthony of Abad. Animal-blessing tradition that originated in Italy. St. Anthony of Abad (251-356) was also known as St. Anthony of the Desert or St. Anthony of Egypt. When animals are sprinkled and sanctified, they receive additional protection from St Anthony. in Pina, Ariani, Arta, Colonia de Sant Pere, Buger, Capdepera, Consell, S'Horta, Manacor, Porto Cristo, Maria de la Salut, Muro, Petra, Sa pobla, Son Carrioj, Can Picafori, Calonge, Cala d'Or, Llombards, Portopetro, Biniamar, Salines, Sant Jordi, Sineu, Servera, Vilafranca, Alaior, Ciutadella, Castell, Fornelis, Migjorn, Ferreries, Mao, Portmany, Santa Agnes, Sant Mateu

Regional holiday

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Friday January 20, 2023
Catholic : St Sebastian, patron saint of archers, soldiers, and athletes. He was a captain of the guard in Rome, but when his religion was discovered by Emperor Diocletian, he was sentenced to be shot with arrows. He was left for dead, but survived the attack, and instead of fleeing the city, he confronted the emperor, who then had him clubbed to death in Palma only

Regional holiday

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Catholic : St Vincent - Patron saint of winegrowers in Huesca only

St Devote's Day

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Friday January 27, 2023
Catholic : Information: According to legend Devota (Dévote in French), a young Christian girl, native of Corsica, would have been martyred by the prefect Barbarus under the Diocletian and Maximian Emperors on a date that one could place in 303 or 304. Her body was stolen by night by Christian believers, put into a boat, transported to Monaco and buried in the chapel of a small valley called des Gaumates , near the port, on 27 January of the same year. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Regional holiday

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Sunday January 29, 2023
Catholic : St Valery Saragossa only

Regional holiday

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Thursday February 2, 2023
Catholic : Virgen de la Calle in Palencia only

Candlemass

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Thursday February 2, 2023
Catholic : Candlemas is a Roman Catholic festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son. The candles used in the church during the rest of the year are blessed.

Regional holiday

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Tuesday February 14, 2023
Catholic : Ash Wednesday in Bellinzona only

Fasching (banks remain open)

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Thursday February 16, 2023
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Saturday February 18, 2023
Catholic : Barranquilla Carnival - www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org in Baranquilla only - lasts 4 days - 2023 edition confirmed

Carnival

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Monday February 20, 2023
Catholic :

Optional holiday

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Monday February 20, 2023
Catholic : Carnival

Carnival

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Catholic : Called 'festa móvel' in Brazil.

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Catholic :

St Joseph's Day

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Sunday March 19, 2023
Catholic : Known as Jum San Ġużepp, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the foster-father of Jesus Christ. It has the rank of a solemnity in the Roman Catholic Church. [Wikipedia]

Regional holiday

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Sunday March 19, 2023
Catholic : San José in Tarragona only

San José

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Monday March 27, 2023
Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.