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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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Monday february 5, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday february 13, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Ash WednesdayCatholic or protestant
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Monday february 19, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday march 5, 2024National Protestant & Evangelical Churches dayCatholic or protestant
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Wednesday march 6, 2024Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday march 19, 2024St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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Tuesday march 19, 2024St Joseph's DayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday march 28, 2024Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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Friday march 29, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Friday march 29, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday march 30, 2024Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday march 30, 2024Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation DayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday march 31, 2024EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday april 1, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday april 1, 2024Customary holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday april 1, 2024Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday april 1, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday april 22, 2024St George's DayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday may 4, 2024Saint FlorianCatholic or protestant
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Monday may 6, 2024St GeorgeCatholic or protestant
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Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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Saturday may 18, 2024Whit SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday may 19, 2024PentecostCatholic or protestant
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Sunday may 19, 2024WhitsundayCatholic or protestant
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Monday may 20, 2024Whit MondayCatholic or protestant
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Friday may 24, 2024Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in FranceCatholic or protestant
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Thursday may 30, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday may 30, 2024Regional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Monday june 24, 2024St John the Baptist (Florence, Turin, and Genoa only)Catholic or protestant
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Saturday june 29, 2024St Peter's DayCatholic or protestant
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Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic or protestant
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Regional holiday

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Monday february 5, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Saint Agatha of Sicily

Optional holiday

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Tuesday february 13, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Carnival

Optional holiday

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Until 14:00

Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent. Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.

Regional holiday

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Monday february 19, 2024
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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Tuesday march 5, 2024
Catholic or protestant :

Customary holiday

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Wednesday march 6, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Mid-Lent

St Joseph's Day

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Tuesday march 19, 2024
Catholic or protestant :

St Joseph's Day

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Tuesday march 19, 2024
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Maundy Thursday

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Thursday march 28, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

Regional holiday

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Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : in Jammu province only

Optional holiday

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Friday march 29, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Good Friday

Good Friday

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Friday march 29, 2024
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 march 30, 2024
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day

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Saturday march 30, 2024
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]

Easter

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Sunday march 31, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Considered as a public holiday since 2017 not a paid holiday

Regional holiday

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Monday april 1, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday In Edinburg only

Customary holiday

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Monday april 1, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Easter Monday

Easter Monday

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Monday april 1, 2024
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 1, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Easter

St George's Day

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Monday april 22, 2024
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Saint Florian

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Saturday may 4, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Christian saint, and the patron saint of Linz

St George

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Monday may 6, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Not observed by Muslim communities

Ascension

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Thursday may 9, 2024
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.

Whit Saturday

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Saturday may 18, 2024
Catholic or protestant :

Pentecost

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Sunday may 19, 2024
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Whitsunday

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Sunday may 19, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday

Whit Monday

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Monday may 20, 2024
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.

Saint-Marie de la Mer Pilgrimage in France

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Friday may 24, 2024
Catholic or protestant : in southern France, near Montpellier

Optional holiday

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Thursday may 30, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi

Regional holiday

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Thursday may 30, 2024
Catholic or protestant : Corpus Christi

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

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Monday june 24, 2024
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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Saturday june 29, 2024
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Assumption

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Thursday august 15, 2024
Catholic or protestant : The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is the dogma so far defined by the Church. The definition was made by Pope Pius XII on 1st November 1950. The Pope proclaimed: We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.