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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (1)

Religious Days of Note

and

Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2014


 JANUARY

1st Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God and First Friday of the Month

2nd  First Saturday of the Month

3rd  Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (2) and Celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord (3)

6th    Actual day of  The Epiphany of The Lord (3)
 
10th  Baptism of The Lord [The Sunday after January 6th]

23rd  Mary's Wedding

25th  Conversion of St. Paul

26th  Sts. Timothy and Titus

31st   St. John Bosco

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(1) Muslim and Jewsih religious Holy Days are dependent on Lunar cycles thus are different every year.
For more details Jewish  Religious Dates Click Here and Muslim Religious Dates Click Here
(2) According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite today is the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. In a Motu Proprio dated October 23, 1913, Pope St. Pius X moved this Feast to the Sunday between January 2-5, or January 2 if none of these days is a Sunday.
(3) Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles.Epiphany falls on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. In most countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany in 2016 is transferred to Sunday, January 3.



FEBRUARY

2nd 
Presentation of The Lord

5th  First Friday of the Month

6th  First Saturday of the Month

10th Ash Wednesday

11th Our Lady of Lourdes

20th Our Lady of Tears

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



MARCH

4th  
First Friday of the Month

5th  
First Saturday of the Month

18th  
Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

19th  
Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary

20th  
Palm Sunday

24th  
Holy Thursday and Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia) and Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)

25th  
Holy Friday

26th  
Holy Saturday

27th  
Easter Sunday


APRIL

1st   
First Friday of the Month

2nd 
First Saturday of the Month 

3rd  
Divine Mercy Sunday

22nd
Jewish Passover

23rd
St. George

25th
St. Mark the Evangelist

26th
Mary, Mother of Good Counsel




MAY

1st     St. Joseph, Worker

3rd  Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

5th    Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

6th    First Friday of the Month

7th    First Saturday of the Month  and Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

8th   Feast of the Ascension of our Lord celebrated today for convenience purposes and Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces

13th  Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima

14th   St. Matthias - Apostle

15th   Pentecost Sunday

21st   Mary, Mother of Light

24th  Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path

30th   St. Joan of Arc (victim of fanaticism within the Roman Catholic Church)

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


JUNE

3rd  Sacred Heart of Jesus and First Friday of the Month

4th  Immaculate Heart of Mary and First Saturday of the Month

7th   Starts the Muslim Observance of Ramadam

9th    Mary, Mother of Grace

11th  (At sunset) Begins Jewish Feast of Shavuot (Marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai.)

13th   St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

13th  (at nightfall) Ends Jewish Feast of Shavout

24th  Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

27th  Mary of Perpetual Help

29th  Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul - Apostles

30th  First Martyrs of the Roman Church



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JULY

3rd     St. Thomas - Apostle

4th     First Friday of the Month and St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal and U.S. Celebration of Independence Day

5th     First Saturday of the Month and [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

9th     Mary, Miraculous Mother

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

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

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Scapular Feast Day

17th   Feast of Mary's Humility

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th    St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th    Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus and Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July) 

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace and End of Ramadan



AUGUST

1st     First Friday of the Month

2nd    First Saturday of the Month; and
          [Mary of the Angels]

5th     Feast of Our Lady of Snows; and
          Dedication of
St. Mary Major Basilica - Romeand
          Tish'a B'Av  -  Jewish fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

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

24th    St. Bartholomew - Apostle           

29th    Martyrdom of John the Baptist

30th  
Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)




SEPTEMBER

3rd      Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd

5th      First Friday of the Month

6th       First Saturday of the Month

8th      The Birthday of Our Lady

12th    The Holy Name of Mary

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

15th   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

21st    St. Matthew - Evangelist

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

24th   Our Lady of Ransom

25th   Beginning of Rosh HaShanh at sundown

27th   Mary, Protector of Orphans

29th   Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael



OCTOBER

1st      Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and the First day of the Hajj (1) (Muslims)

2nd     Guardian Angels

3rd      First Friday of the Month

4th      First Saturday of the Month and Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (2) (Judaism) and Eid al-Adha - Day of Sacrifice (3) (Muslims)

6th      Last day of the Hajj (Muslims)

7th      Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

9th     First day of the Feast of Sukkot (4) - a.k.a Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

11th    Feast of the Motherhood of Mary begins Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

13th    The Miracle at Fatima

15th    St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and ends Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism)

16th   [Feast of Mary's Purity] and Eighth Day of Assembly (Judaism)

17th   Day of Celebrating the Torah (Judaism)

18th   St. Luke - Evangelist

20th   Mary, Wonderful Mother

26th   Mary, Mother of the Dying (4th Sunday in October)

28th   Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles 
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(1) 
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca Additional information
(2) Is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance.  Additional information
(3) The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to. Additional information
(4)  It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. Additional information


NOVEMBER

1st      All Saints Day and  First Saturday of the Month

2nd     All Souls Day

3rd   Ashura (recalls an event circa  OCT. 20, 680 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.)

7th   First Friday of the Month

8th     Feast of Mary, Our Shelter and Our Lady of All Graces (1st Saturday after All Saints Day)

9th     Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

15th   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  End of the celebration of Al-Hijra / Muharram [First month of the Islamic calendar]

23rd   Christ the King

27th   Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)

27th  Thanksgiving Day in the US

30th   St. Andrew - Apostle and First Sunday of Advent



DECEMBER

5th     First Friday of the Month

6th      First Saturday of the Month

8th     Rosa Mystica Hour of Grace and Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10th   [Our Lady of Loretto]

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

17th through 24th Chanukah    [Festival of Lights] The Jewish festival of rededication of the Holy Temple

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 Holy Family

31st   Last Day of the Year 2013 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

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