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Christian Religious Holidays

01/06/17—Epiphany
In the Western Church, this day celebrates the journey of the three Wise Men to Bethlehem to bring gifts to the infant Jesus. In the Eastern Church, it is associated with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

01/06/17—Three King’s Day
This day celebrates the day that three wise men visited and brought gifts for the Christ child in Bethlehem.

01/06/17Christmas–Armenia

01/9/17 - Baptism of the Lord Jesus

Celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in Jordan.

02/02/17Candlemas Day
Christians remember this day as the presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple of Jerusalem 40 days after his birth.

02/19-25/17- Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week

A week dedicated to people of all faiths, a call to come together and reaffirm the humanity that underlies the variations in their religious beliefs.

02/28/17 - Shrove Tuesday

It means forgiveness.  A day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes.  It is a time to give up meat and dairy foods.

03/1/17—Ash Wednesday–Lent Begins
The seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day of Lent, which lasts 40 days.

03/17/17—St. Patrick's Day
Commemorates the bishop and missionary who evangelized Ireland in the 5th century.

03/19/17—St. Joseph’s Day
On this day, Christians venerate St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.

 

03/25/17—Annunciation
Celebration takes place for the Annunciation to commemorate the day an angel announced that the Virgin Mary would be blessed with a son, Jesus Christ, the son of God.

04/09/17—Palm Sunday
The Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday is observed by worship services and parades commentating the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

04/13/17—Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
Observed as the day that Jesus ate the Last Supper and washed the feet of his disciples prior to his arrest and crucifixion.

04/14/17—Good Friday
The Friday before Easter commemorates the death by crucifixion of Jesus.

04/16/17—Easter
Observed in all Western Christian churches, Easter commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus.

04/17/17—Easter Monday
A holiday observed to commemorate the meeting of the women at Jesus’ tomb with an angel who assured them that Jesus had been resurrected from the death.

05/25/17—Ascension
This day commemorates the Jesus was taken to Heaven.

06/04/17—Pentecost
New members of the church are to be baptized on this day.

06/11/17 - Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

06/15/17—Corpus Christi
A celebration in recognition of the Eucharist—the Blessed Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.

08/01/17 - Lammas

This day is also known by the name of Loaf Mass. It is the day when the Christians take a loaf of bread to the Church as a mark of offering to the Lord for they believe that it is God who has the first right to the fruits of the harvest. 

08/15/17—Assumption
Marks the date in which Mary died and ascended to Heaven.

10/31/17 - All Hallows Eve

11/01/17—All Saints’ Day
A day to honor all of the saints.

11/02/17—All Souls Day
A day to pray for the souls of the faithful who at death were not cleansed but prayers are seen as helping cleanse the souls so they go to Heaven.

11/30/17—St. Andrew’s Day
Commemorates the patron saint of Scotland.

12/3/167- First Day of Advent
Christians begin to celebrate the birth of Christ by beginning with Advent which also marks the beginning of the Christian church year.

12/06/17—St. Nicholas Day
Christian celebration of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children and role model for gift giving.

12/08/17—Feast of Immaculate Conception.

12/13/17—Santa Lucia Day
Honors St. Lucy and widely celebrated in Scandinavia with candlelight and traditional candle-lit processions.

12/23/167- Joseph Smith's Birthday (Mormon)

12/25/17—Christmas
The most widely celebrated holiday of the Western Christian year, Christmas is observed as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.