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

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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic or protestant
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveCatholic or protestant
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday December 25, 2022Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 27, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Friday January 6, 2023EpiphanyCatholic or protestant
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Saturday January 21, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday February 5, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday February 27, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday March 5, 2023National Protestant & Evangelical Churches dayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday March 15, 2023Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday March 30, 2023Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation DayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 7, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 10, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 10, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 10, 2023Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 24, 2023Civil Servants holidayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday May 4, 2023Saint FlorianCatholic or protestant
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Saturday May 6, 2023St GeorgeCatholic or protestant
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Thursday May 18, 2023AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday May 24, 2023Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in FranceCatholic or protestant
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Saturday May 27, 2023Whit SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 28, 2023PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Sunday May 28, 2023WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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Monday May 29, 2023Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday June 8, 2023Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday June 8, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday June 24, 2023St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)Catholic or protestant
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Thursday June 29, 2023St Peter's DayCatholic or protestant
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Immaculate Conception

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Thursday December 8, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas Eve

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Catholic or protestant :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Optional holiday

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Christmas Day in the provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat, Satun, Yala

St Stephen's Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Christian remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

St Stephen's Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Christmas Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant :

Boxing Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant :

Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

St Stephen's Day

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Christmas Day

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Tuesday December 27, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

Epiphany

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Friday January 6, 2023
Catholic or protestant : The term comes from ancient Greek and means appearance . Celebrated on the 6th January, this feast corresponds to the presentation of Child Jesus to the Magi. This is the day of Jesus' first miracle, the Wedding in Cana , and the day of his own baptism Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Regional holiday

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Saturday January 21, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Saint Meinrad in Einsiedeln only

Regional holiday

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Sunday February 5, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Saint Agatha of Sicily

Optional holiday

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Carnival

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

Optional holiday

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Until 14:00

Regional holiday

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Monday February 27, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Please check with www.fasnachts-comite.ch (in German) for a list of numerous festivities. It all begins with what is known as the Morgestraich. At exactly 4 a.m., all the lights in the city center go off. Out of the pitch darkness, the sound of drums and piccolos waft through the cold night air. Closer and closer it comes, and a faint light glows in the distance. Suddenly, there they are, coming from all directions, the musicians and marchers of the city’s Fasnacht cliques. Each wears a masks. Some have small lamps on their heads. They carry painted lanterns that mock things that happend during the past year.

National Protestant & Evangelical Churches day

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Sunday March 5, 2023
Catholic or protestant :

Customary holiday

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Wednesday March 15, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent

St Joseph's Day

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Sunday March 19, 2023
Catholic or protestant :

St Joseph's Day

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Sunday March 19, 2023
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Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

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Thursday March 30, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago on 30 March. The holiday commemorates the repeal on 30 March 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the Shouter or Spiritual Baptist faith. Trinidad and Tobago is the only country in the world that celebrates a public holiday for the Spiritual Baptist faith. [Wikipedia]

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 6, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

Optional holiday

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Friday April 7, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Good Friday

Good Friday

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Friday April 7, 2023
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 8, 2023
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter

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Sunday April 9, 2023
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 10, 2023
Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.

Optional holiday

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Monday April 10, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Easter

Regional holiday

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Monday April 10, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only

Customary holiday

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Monday April 10, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday

Civil Servants holiday

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Monday April 24, 2023
Catholic or protestant : St George's Day

Saint Florian

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Thursday May 4, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz

St George

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Saturday May 6, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Not observed by Muslim communities

Ascension

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Thursday May 18, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France

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Wednesday May 24, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Also takes place in Orcival, near Clermont-Ferrand

Whit Saturday

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Saturday May 27, 2023
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Pentecost

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Sunday May 28, 2023
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Whitsunday

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Sunday May 28, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday May 29, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Seven weeks after Easter Monday -Marking the day the Holy Spirit entered the disciples left behind and the beginning of their ministry.

Regional holiday

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Thursday June 8, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi only in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhine- Land Palatinate, Saarland , Saxony, Thuringia

Optional holiday

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Thursday June 8, 2023
Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi

St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)

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Saturday June 24, 2023
Catholic or protestant : When Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive Christ, St John the Baptist also announced that Elizabeth was already six months pregnant with John, which explains that his birthday comes three months after Annunciation Day

St Peter's Day

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Thursday June 29, 2023
Catholic or protestant :