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Jewish, Christian and Muslim (*)

Religious Days of Note


Marian Feast Days

For Calendar Year 2011


Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God and First Saturday of the Month

3rd Most Holy Name of Jesus

6th Epiphany of The Lord

7th First Friday of the Month 23rd [Mary's Wedding] (**)

25th Conversion of St. Paul

31st St. John Bosco

(*) 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


Presentation of The Lord (Candlemas)

4th First Friday of the Month

5th First Saturday of the Month 11th Our Lady of Lourdes

15th 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.)

20th [Our Lady of Tears]

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


First Friday of the Month

5th First Saturday of the Month

9th Ash Wednesday

19th Feast of St. Joseph - Husband of Mary and Feast of Purim (Defeat of plot to destroy the Jews of Persia)

24th Gabriel the Archangel (traditional)

25th Annunciation to Mary by Gabriel the Archangel


First Friday of the Month

2nd First Saturday of the Month 15th Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (Friday before Palm Sunday)

17th Palm Sunday

18th At sundown begins Passover

19th First day of Passover 21st Last Supper

22nd Holy Friday

23rd Holy Saturday

24th Easter Sunday (at sundown the last day of Passover begins)

25th St. Mark the Evangelist 26th Mary, Mother of Good Counsel


Mercy Sunday and St. Joseph, Worker

3rd Sts. Philip and James the Lesser - Apostles

6th First Friday of the Month

7th First Saturday of the Month 8th [Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces]

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

14th St. Matthias - Apostle

21st [Mary, Mother of Light ]

24th [Mary, Help of Christians + 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) + [Mary, Queen of all Saints + Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain + Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love]


Ascension of Our Lord (Transferred to Sunday, June 5th, 2011 in most dioceses of the United States)

3rd First Friday of the Month

4th First Saturday of the Month and Mary, Queen of the Apostles (Saturday during the Octave following Ascension Day)

7th First day of Shavout - (Feast of Weeks)

9th [Mary, Mother of Grace]

12th Feast of Pentecost

13th St. Anthony of Lisbon (Padua)

19th Trinity Sunday

23rd Feast of Corpus Christi (Transferred for convenience purposes to Sunday, June 26, 2011)

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


First Friday of the Month and Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday after the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost)

2nd First Saturday of the Month and Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Saturday after Sacred Heart of Jesus)

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

23th Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

25th St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

28th Mary, Queen of Peace


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.)

2nd [Mary of the Angels]

5th First Friday of the Month and Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome

6th Transfiguration of Our Lord, First Saturday of the Month 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

27th Mary, Health of the Sick (Saturday before last Sunday in August)

29th Martyrdom of John the Baptist

30th Id al-Fitr (The day after the end of Ramadan. A time of rejoicing. Houses are decorated; Muslims buy gifts for relatives.)


First Friday of the Month

3rd First Saturday of the Month and [Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd]

4thMary, Comfort of the Afflicted (Sunday after August 28th - Feast of St. Augustine)

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

21st St. Matthew - Evangelist

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

24th Our Lady of Ransom

27th [Mary, Protector of Orphans]

28th Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year 5772)

29th Archangels Michael, Gabriel & Raphael


Feast of the Veil of Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church) and First Saturday of the Month

2nd Guardian Angels

5th Traditional Catholic Church Day of Thanksgiving

7th Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, First Friday of the Month and Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)

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

11th [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary]

12th Our Lady of the Pilar (Saragossa) and First Day of Sokkot - (Feast of Tabernacles)

13th Miracle at Fátima

15th St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila)

16th [Feast of Mary's Purity]

18th St. Luke - Evangelist

19th Shemini Atzeret -(Jewish Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly)

20th [Mary, Wonderful Mother] and Simchat Torah - Jewish Rejoicing of the Law

23rd [Mary, Mother of the Dying] (4th Sunday in October)

28th Sts. Simon and Jude - Apostles


All Saints Day

2nd All Souls Day

4th First Friday of the Month

5th First Saturday of the Month and [Our Lady of All Graces] (1st Saturday after All Saints Day) 6th 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.)

8th [Feast of Mary, Our Shelter]

9th Dedication of Basilica of St. John of Lateran

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

19th [Mary, Mother of Divine Providence] (Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November)

20th Christ the King

21st Mary's Presentation

25th Thanksgiving Day in the U.S

26th Al-Hijra/Muharram is the Muslim New Year 1432 (The beginning of the first lunar month.)

27th [Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Paris)] and First Sunday of Advent

30th St. Andrew - Apostle


First Friday of the Month

3rd First Saturday of the Month

5th 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.) (*)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady

10th [Our Lady of Loretto]

12th Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas) 18th [Mary's Expectation]

20th First Day of Chanukah - (Beginning of Festival of Lights)

25th Christmas Day and Feast of Holy Family

26th St. Stephen - First Martyr

27th St. John - Apostle and Evangelist

28th Feast of the Holy Innocents

31st Last Day of the Year 2011 plus Silvester I, Pope (1st Pope after the deliverance of Catholic Church to Emperor Constantine)

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For more details on Muslim Religious Dates Click Here

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