Christian Holy Days

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Zoroastrian & Pagan – Pierre TORET
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Christian – Nick Kinling
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Fall 2024 Spring 2025

ChristianAssumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic ChristianAug 15, 2023Aug 15, 2024

Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian

The Orthodox Christian commemoration of the death and burial of the Virgin Mary.

Aug 15, 2023Aug 15, 2024

Passion of St. John the Baptist – Catholic Christian

Christian remembrance of the death of John who is known for preparing the people so they would recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

Aug 29, 2023Aug 29, 2024

Ecclesiastical year begins – Orthodox Christian

The way a Christian Church arranges a calendar of time and sets dates of special importance.

Sep 1, 2023Sep 1, 2024

Nativity of Mary – Christian

A Christian celebration of the birth of the Virgin Mary.

Sep 8, 2023Sep 8, 2024

Holy Cross Day – Christian

A Christian day of recognition for the Cross on which Jesus was crucified as a central symbol of the Christian religion.

Sep 14, 2023Sep 14, 2024

Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christian commemoration of the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Eleni (St. Helena) in the 4th century a.d.

Sep 28, 2023Sep 27, 2024

Saint Francis Day – Christian

Christian recognition of service to people and appreciation of the natural world, as practiced by St. Francis and the Franciscan Monastic Order which he founded.

Oct 4, 2023Oct 4, 2024

Saint George Day – Christian

Christian remembrance of a person who, in the 4th century, was a martyr and became an ideal of martial valor and selflessness. Legend of killing a dragon is connected with this patron saint of England.

Apr 23, 2024Apr 23, 2025

Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

Protestant Christian anniversary of their tradition and its emphasis on the place of the Bible and religious Freedom. On 31 October 1517, German theologian Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Castle Church door.

Oct 31, 2023Oct 31, 2024

Milvian Bridge Day – Christian

Christian day of solemn reflection on the relationship of the spiritual community and the powers of civil government. On October 28, 312 c.e., Emperor Constantine prevailed in a battle and proceeded to make Christianity the legal religion of the Roman Empire.

Oct 28, 2023Oct 28, 2024

All Hallow’s Eve – Christian

Christian celebration of mystery combining prayers and merriment involving children and families. It is a prelude to All Saint’s Day.

Oct 31, 2023Oct 31, 2024

All Saints Day – Christian

Christian day for honoring saints, known and unknown. In general, saints are persons with a reputation for unusual lives of holiness and devotion to God or who were martyred for their faith. A Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church where saints have special formal status.

Nov 1, 2023Nov 1, 2024

All Souls Day – Catholic Christian

Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead. Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven.

Nov 2, 2023Nov 2, 2024
 Nativity Fast Begins – Orthodox ChristianNov 15-Dec 24, 2023Nov 15-Dec 24, 2024

Feast of Christ the King – Christian

Christian celebration of the preeminence of Jesus over all earthly authorities.

Nov 26, 2023Nov 24, 2024

Advent – Christian

Christian time of preparation for observing the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent begins on the Sunday nearest November 30 and is the beginning of the Christian worship year. Advent is observed with the lighting of advent candles, display of wreaths, and special ceremonies. Advent also anticipates the coming again to earth of Jesus Christ. The season continues through December 24.

Dec 3-24, 2023Dec 1-24, 2024
ChristianSaint Andrew’s Day – ChristianNov 30, 2023Nov 30, 2024

Saint Nicholas Day – Christian

Christian celebration of the birth of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children and role model for gift giving. Many churches are named for this saint who is also the Dutch version of Santa Claus.

Dec 6, 2023Dec 6, 2024

Immaculate Conception Day – Catholic Christian

Catholic Christian day of celebrating the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was peserved from original sin all of her life. A day of obligation and required church attendance.

Dec 8, 2023Dec 8, 2024

Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian

Catholic Christian honoring of a legendary appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531 c.e.

Dec 12, 2023Dec 12, 2024

Las Posadas – Christian

Hispanic Christian feast of the Lodgings commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in preparation for the birth of Jesus.

Dec 16-24, 2023Dec 16-24, 2024

Yule – Christian

A Norse Pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun. A present day Wicca event.

Dec 21, 2023-Jan 1, 2024

Dec 21, 2024-Jan 1, 2025

 Nativity Fast Ends – Orthodox ChristianDec 24, 2023Dec 24, 2024

Christmas Eve – Christian

Christian celebration of the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. It is observed with worship, candle-lighting, manager scenes and festive meals.

Dec 24, 2023Dec 24, 2024

Christmas – Christian

Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts, and family parties.

Dec 25, 2023Dec 25, 2024

St. Stephen’s Day – Christian

A day of remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

Dec 26, 2023Dec 26, 2024

Holy Innocents Day – Christian

Christian day of solemn memory of male children killed by King Herod in the attempt to destroy Jesus.

Dec 28, 2023Dec 28, 2024

Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian

A celebration of the holiness of Mary as the chosen bearer of Jesus.

Jan 1, 2024Jan 1, 2025

Epiphany – Christian

End of the 12 days of Christmas; celebrates visit of the three kings to baby Jesus; especially important to Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics.

Jan 6, 2024Jan 6, 2025

Clean Monday (Lent Begins) – Orthodox Christian

Period of preparation for Easter, usually 40 days before. Clean Monday signifies the beginning of the Lenten period.

Mar 18, 2024Mar 3, 2025

Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins) – Christian

Begins Christian Lent; name derives from symbolic use of ashes to signify penitence.

Feb 14, 2024Mar 5, 2025
 Saint Valentine’s Day – Christian Catholic – Interfaith USAFeb 14, 2024Feb 14, 2025
ChristianSaint Patrick’s Day – Catholic ChristianMar 17, 2024Mar 17, 2025

Palm Sunday – Christian

Celebrates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem during Passover. Usually reenacted by the waving of palm branches and the singing of songs. This also commemorates the beginning of Holy Week.

Mar 24, 2024Apr 13, 2025

Maundy Thursday – Christian

Also known as Holy Thursday, this day celebrates the institution of the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) at Jesus’ Last Supper.

Mar 28, 2024Apr 17, 2025

Good Friday – Christian

The Friday of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Mar 29, 2024Apr 18, 2025

Easter – Christian

Celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

Mar 31, 2024Apr 20, 2025

Easter – Orthodox Christian

Celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

May 5, 2024Apr 20, 2025

Ascension Day – Christian

Celebrates Jesus’ ascent into heaven.

May 9, 2024May 29, 2025

Pentecost – Christian

Fifty days after Easter, this time celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon early Christians following the ascension of Jesus.

May 19, 2024Jun 8, 2025
ChristianTrinity Sunday – Protestant ChristianMay 26, 2024Jun 15, 2025

Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian

This is a feast in honor of the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.

May 30, 2024Jun 19, 2025