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Thursday December 8, 2022Our Lady of the MiraclesCatholic
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Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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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, 2022Sveti StijepanCatholic
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Monday December 26, 2022Christmas DayCatholic
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Monday December 26, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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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, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday March 19, 2023St Joseph's DayCatholic
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Monday March 20, 2023San JoséCatholic
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Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic
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Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic
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Saturday April 8, 2023Black SaturdayCatholic
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Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic
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Saturday April 8, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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Sunday April 9, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic
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Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic
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Monday April 10, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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Wednesday April 12, 2023Our Lady of PenhaCatholic
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Thursday April 20, 2023Alicante Santa Faz PilgrimageCatholic
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Tuesday April 25, 2023St Mark's DayCatholic
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Friday April 28, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday May 15, 2023St IsidoreCatholic
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Monday May 22, 2023Ascension (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Sunday May 28, 2023Simon the Zealot dayCatholic
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Thursday June 1, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus CristiCatholic
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Thursday June 8, 2023Corpus ChristiCatholic
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Thursday June 8, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Sunday June 11, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday June 12, 2023Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)Catholic
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Monday June 12, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Tuesday June 13, 2023St AnthonyCatholic
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Tuesday June 13, 2023St Anthony (Lisbon only)Catholic
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Monday June 19, 2023Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)Catholic
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Saturday June 24, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Saturday June 24, 2023St JohnCatholic
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Saturday June 24, 2023St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)Catholic
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Sunday June 25, 2023Regional holidayCatholic
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Monday June 26, 2023St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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Thursday June 29, 2023St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)Catholic
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Thursday June 29, 2023St Peter & St PaulCatholic
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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

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.

Saint Thomas

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Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Christmas Eve

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Catholic :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic :

Sveti Stijepan

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic :

Christmas Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic :

Optional holiday

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

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 :

Regional holiday

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

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]

San José

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Monday March 20, 2023
Catholic : Tribute to Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary.

Maundy Thursday

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Thursday April 6, 2023
Catholic :

Good Friday

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Friday April 7, 2023
Catholic : Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

Black Saturday

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Saturday April 8, 2023
Catholic : Also called Sabado de Gloria, is the day after Jesus Christ died on the cross. This is a day of mourning for people who believed in Christ when others chose to condemn Him and want Him dead. Paid holiday

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 8, 2023
Catholic : Paid holiday

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 8, 2023
Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

Optional holiday

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Sunday April 9, 2023
Catholic : Easter

Easter

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Sunday April 9, 2023
Catholic : paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 10, 2023
Catholic : 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 : Easter Monday only observed by the Catholic community

Our Lady of Penha

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Wednesday April 12, 2023
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Alicante Santa Faz Pilgrimage

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Thursday April 20, 2023
Catholic : 300,000 people take part in this pilgrimage which dates back to 1489, when a pilgrimage was organized to pray for rain. 2023 edition confirmed

St Mark's Day

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Tuesday April 25, 2023
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Friday April 28, 2023
Catholic : St Prudence Vitoria only

St Isidore

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Monday May 15, 2023
Catholic : Isidore (c.560-636) the Husbandman (or Farmer) is the patron saint of farmers, and Madrid. When a young boy, he became discouraged with his studies and ran away from school, but he came across a steadily dripping stream of water that had worn a deep hallow in a rock, and this He succeeded his brother as the bishop of Seville, but is better known for his writings. inspired him to return to his studies. His brothers Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentian are also saints. Observed in Spain as Feast of Saint Isadore. Also celebrated in Mexican towns whose patron saint is San Isidro. (shagtown.com)

Ascension (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday May 22, 2023
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Simon the Zealot day

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Sunday May 28, 2023
Catholic : Simon the Canaanian or Simon the Zealot is a 1st century Jew and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Tradition sees the Apostle Simon as one of the four half-brothers of Jesus (Matthew 13, 55 and Mark 6, 3). A text attributed to Hippolytus of Rome indicates that Simeon of Clopas was also nicknamed the Zealot . On this basis, some authors hypothesize that Simon the Canaanean could have been the second bishop of Jerusalem.

Regional holiday

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Thursday June 1, 2023
Catholic : Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca only

Corpus Cristi

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Thursday June 8, 2023
Catholic : Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church. For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity.

Corpus Christi

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Thursday June 8, 2023
Catholic : For six hundred years that feast was observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, but in 1970 the new Roman Missal, while retaining that day for some countries, provided that in others the feast be observed on the Sunday after Trinity. Commemorates the Last supper. Pope Urban IV ordered the observance of such a feast in 1264, and in the following century it became universal in the Western Church.

Regional holiday

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Thursday June 8, 2023
Catholic : Corpus Christi Sevilla only

Regional holiday

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Sunday June 11, 2023
Catholic : Virgin of Capilla Jaén only

Corpus Christi (forwarded to Monday)

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Monday June 12, 2023
Catholic :

Regional holiday

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Monday June 12, 2023
Catholic : St John of Sahagun in Salamanca only

St Anthony

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Tuesday June 13, 2023
Catholic : in Ceuta only

St Anthony (Lisbon only)

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Tuesday June 13, 2023
Catholic : also in Aljustrel, de Cascais, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Vila Real.

Sacred Heart (postponed to Monday)

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Monday June 19, 2023
Catholic : Devotional name used by some Roman Catholics to refer to the physical heart of Jesus Christ as a symbol of Divine love. Devotion to the Sacred Heart in focusing on Christ's heart metaphorically focuses on the emotional and moral life of Jesus and especially His love for humanity. Wikipedia

Regional holiday

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Saturday June 24, 2023
Catholic : St. John the Baptist is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading Almeria only

St John

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Saturday June 24, 2023
Catholic : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading

St John Baptist Day (San Juan only)

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Saturday June 24, 2023
Catholic : Christian observance to remember the beheading of John who protested against the morality of king Herod. San Juan only

Regional holiday

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Sunday June 25, 2023
Catholic : Jueves La Saca in Soria only

St Peter & St Paul

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Monday June 26, 2023
Catholic : Or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary either of their death or of the translation of their relics. [Wikipedia]

St Peter and Paul's Day (Rome only)

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Thursday June 29, 2023
Catholic :

St Peter & St Paul

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Thursday June 29, 2023
Catholic :