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Marian Feast Days

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 Jewish, Christian and Muslim (*)

Religious Days of Note

For Calendar Year 2009


JANUARY

 1st    Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

 3rd   Most Holy Name of Jesus 

 6th   Epiphany of The Lord

7th   Ashura  (recalls an event circa 680-OCT-20 CE in Iraq when an army of the Umayyad regime martyred a group of 70 individuals who refused to submit to the Caliph. One of the martyrs was Imam Husain, the youngest grandson of Prophet Muhammad.) (*)

23rd  [Mary's Wedding] (**)

25th  Conversion of St. Paul 

31st   St. John Bosco 

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(*) All Muslim religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year. For more details on Special Muslim Days find the link at end of this Document.
(**) [ ]  Denotes Feast Days which do not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal

 

FEBRUARY

 2nd   Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas)

11th   Our Lady of Lourdes

20th   [Our Lady of Tears]

22nd   Chair of Peter 

24th    Discovery of the Head of John the Baptizer (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

25th    Ash Wednesday


MARCH

 9th   Mawlid al-Nabi Mawlid al-Nabi (A Muslim celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam in 570 CE. Sunni Muslims observed it on the 12th of the lunar month of Rabi'-ul-Awwal in the Islamic calendar. Shi'a Muslims celebrate it five days later.)

10th   Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

19th   Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

25th   Annunciation to Mary by Gabriel the Archangel 

 

APRIL

 3rd   Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

 5th   Palm Sunday

 9th   Last Supper and Begin Pesach [Night of Passover]

10th   Holy Friday

11th   Holy Saturday

12th   Easter Sunday

16th   End of Pesach

19th   Mercy Sunday

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel

 

MAY

 1st   St. Joseph, Worker

 8th   [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

13th   [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament + First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima]

21st   Ascension of Our Lord plus [Mary, Mother of Light ]

23rd   Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

24th   [Mary, Help of Christians + Mary of the Path]

29th   First day of Shavout - (Feast of Weeks)

31st   Feast of Pentecost and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (used to be on July 2nd) + [Mary, Queen of all Saints + Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain + Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love]

 

JUNE

 7th   Trinity Sunday

 9th   [Mary, Mother of Grace]

11th   Feast of Corpus Christi [Celebrated in certain areas on the 14th and not on the 11th]

13th   St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

19th   Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday after the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

20th   Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus]

24th   Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

27th   [Mary of Perpetual Help]

29th   Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

30th   First Martyrs of the Roman Church

 

JULY

 3rd   St. Thomas - Apostle

 4th   St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal plus U.S. Celebration of Independence Day 

 5th   [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

 9th   Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (patroness of Colombia) plus [Mary, Miraculous Mother]

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th   [Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)] plus Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel + Scapular Feast Day

17th   [Feast of Mary's Humility]

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th   Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

26th  Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace

 

AUGUST

 2nd   [Mary of the Angels]

 5th   Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome

 6th   Transfiguration of Our Lord (and Anniversary of the Nuclear Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan)

13th   [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]

15th   Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd   The Queenship of Mary and Ramadan (The holiest period in the Islamic year. This was the month in which the Qura'n was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.  It is a time at which almost all Muslims over the age of 12 are expected to fast from sunup to sundown.)

29th   Martyrdom of John the Baptist and Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

30th  Mary, Comfort of the Afflicted (Sunday after August 28th - Feast of St. Augustine)


SEPTEMBER

 3rd   [Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd

 8th   The Birthday of Our Lady

11th   Our Lady of Coromoto (patroness of Venezuela)

12th   [The Holy Name of Mary]

14th   The Triumph of the Cross (A date of even greater eschatological importance in the future.)

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

19th   Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5770)

21st   Id al-Fitr (The day after the end of Ramadan. A time of rejoicing. Houses are decorated; Muslims buy gifts for relatives.)

23rd   Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

27th   [Mary, Protector of Orphans]

28th   Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

 

OCTOBER

 1st   Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

 2nd   Guardian Angels and  First Friday of the Month

 3rd   First Day of Sokkot - (Feast of Tabernacles) and First Saturday of the Month

 5th   Traditional Catholic Church Day of Thanksgiving 

 7th   Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

 9th   Traditional Catholic Church Day of Penance (Friday following Traditional Day of Thanksgiving)

10th   Shemini Atzeret -(Jewish Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly)

11th   [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary] and Simchat Torah - (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law)

12th   Our Lady of the Pilar (Saragossa)

13th   Miracle at Fátima 

15th   St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) 

16th   [Feast of Mary's Purity]

20th   [Mary, Wonderful Mother]

25th   [Mary, Mother of the Dying] (4th Sunday in October)

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles

NOVEMBER

 1st    All Saints Day

  2nd   All Souls Day

 6th    First Friday of the Month

 7th   [Our Lady of All Graces] (1st Saturday after All Saints Day) and First Saturday of the Month

 8th [Feast of Mary, Our Shelter]

 9th   Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

14th   [Mary, Mother of Divine Providence] (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November)

18th   Consecration of the two Basilicas honoring St. Peter and St. Paul

21st   Mary's Presentation

22nd   Christ the King

26th   Thanksgiving Day in the U.S

27th   [Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)]

28th   Id al-Adha - Feast of Sacrifice or Day of Sacrifice. (It recalls the day when Abraham intended to follow the instructions of God, and sacrifice his son Ishmael.)

29th   First Sunday of Advent

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DECEMBER

 8th   Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

4th    First Friday of the Month

5th   First Saturday of the Month

10th   [Our Lady of Loretto]

12th   Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas) and First Day of Chanukah - (Beginning of Festival of Lights)

18th   [Mary's Expectation] and Al-Hijra/Muharram is the Muslim New Year 1431 (The beginning of the first lunar month.)

19th   Feast of Chanukah - (End of Festival of Lights)

25th   Christmas Day 

26th   St. Stephen - First Martyr

27th   Feast of the Holy Family and St. John, Apostle and Evangelist and Ashura 

28th   Feast of the Holy Innocents

31st   Last Day of the Year 2008 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

 

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