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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (*)

Religious Days of Note

and

Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2010


JANUARY

 1st    Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

 3rd   Most Holy Name of Jesus 

 6th   Epiphany of The Lord

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

17th  Ash Wednesday

20th  [Our Lady of Tears]

22nd  Chair of Peter 

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

26th  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.)

28th  Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)


MARCH

19th   Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

25th   Annunciation to Mary by Gabriel the Archangel

26th   Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

28th   Palm Sunday

29th  At sundown begins Passover

30th  First day of Passover


APRIL

1st  Last Supper

2nd
Holy Friday

3rd   Holy Saturday

4th   Easter Sunday (at sundown the last day of Passover begins)

5th   End of Passover

11th   Mercy Sunday

25th   St. Mark - Evangelist

26th   Mary, Mother of Good Counsel

 

MAY

 1st   St. Joseph, Worker

3rd   Sts. Philip and James - Apostles

 8th   [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

13th   [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament + First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima] plus Ascension of Our Lord  (transferred to Sunday, May 16, 2010 in most dioceses of the United States)

14th   St. Matthias - Apostle

15th   Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

19th   First day of Shavout - (Feast of Weeks)

21st   [Mary, Mother of Light ]

23rd   Feast of Pentecost

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

30th   Trinity Sunday and St. Joan of Arc

31st   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

3rd   Feast of Corpus Christi [Celebrated in certain areas on the 6th and not on the 3rd]

9th   [Mary, Mother of Grace]

11th   Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday after the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

12th   Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus]

13th   St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

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

24th  Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

25th   St. James - Apostle

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

11th  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.)

13th   [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]

15th   Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

22nd  The Queenship of Mary

24th   St. Bartholomew - Apostle

28th   Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

29th   Martyrdom of John the Baptist and 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

 9th   Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5771) and Id al-Fitr (The day after the end of Ramadan. A time of rejoicing. Houses are decorated; Muslims buy gifts for relatives.)

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

18th  Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)

21st   St. Matthew - Evangelist

23rd  Conception of John the Baptist (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and First Day of Sokkot - (Feast of Tabernacles)

24th  Our Lady of Ransom

25th  [Mary, Protector of Orphans]

29th  Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

30th   Shemini Atzeret -(Jewish Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly)


OCTOBER

 1st   Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and  First Friday of the Month and Simchat Torah - (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law)

 2nd   Guardian Angels and First Saturday of the Month

 5th   Traditional Catholic Church Day of Thanksgiving 

 7th   Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

 8th   Traditional Catholic Church Day of Penance (Friday following Traditional Day of Thanksgiving)

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]

18th   St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   [Mary, Wonderful Mother]

24th   [Mary, Mother of the Dying] (4th Sunday in October)

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles
 

NOVEMBER

 1st    All Saints Day

 2nd   All Souls Day

 5th    First Friday of the Month

 6th   [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

16th   Eid al-Adha - Feast of Sacrifice or Day of Sacrifice - [In North America starts on November 17th] . (It recalls the day when Abraham intended to follow the instructions of God, and sacrifice his son Ishmael.)

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

20th   [Mary, Mother of Divine Providence] (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November)

21st   Mary's Presentation and Christ the King

25th   Thanksgiving Day in the U.S

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

28th   First Sunday of Advent

 

DECEMBER

2nd  First Day of Chanukah - (Beginning of Festival of Lights)

3rd   First Friday of the Month

4th   First Saturday of the Month

7th  Al-Hijra/Muharram is the Muslim New Year 1431 (The beginning of the first lunar month.)

8th   Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10th   [Our Lady of Loretto] and Feast of Chanukah - (End of Festival of Lights)

12th   Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas)

16th  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.) (*)

18th   [Mary's Expectation]  

25th   Christmas Day 

26th   St. Stephen - First Martyr

27th   St. John, Apostle and Evangelist 

28th   Feast of the Holy Innocents

30th   Feast of the Holy Family

31st   Last Day of the Year 2010 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

 

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