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2010 Calendars: Religions: Christian
(Every effort has been made to assure that the dates below are correct)


Christian Holidays 2010

Circumcision of Christ (Christian)
January 01, 2010
This holy day in Christian churches marks Jesus' submission to Judaism. In accordance with Jewish law, Jesus was circumcised (brit milah) on the eighth day after his birth.
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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Roman Catholic)
January 01, 2010
Since 1969, the Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church has replaced the celebration of the Feast of Circumcision, which was recognized for more than 14 centuries.
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Elizabeth Seton Feast Day (Roman Catholic)
January 04, 2010
This Roman Catholic feast day honors the first American-born saint, who was canonized in 1975, and the founder of the American Sisters of Charity.
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Three Kings Day (Christian)
January 06, 2010
The traditional day the Magi, or the Three Kings (Three Wise Men), visited the Christ Child in Bethlehem. They came bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
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Saint Gudula Feast Day (Christian)
January 08, 2010 (Friday)
St. Anthony's Day (Christian)
January 17, 2010
This Christian feast day honors the first Christian monk, a 3rd century BCE Egyptian hermit who established a community of hermits and went on to become the patron saints of domestic animals.
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Candlemas (Catholic/Orthodox)
February 02, 2010
This Roman Catholic and Orthodox holiday commemorates the purification of Mary 40 days after Jesus' birth and the presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
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Presentation of the Lord Day (Catholic/Orthodox)
February 02, 2010
This feast day celebrates the presentation of Jesus in the Temple. For those in the Roman Catholic Church, the holiday is the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. For the Orthodox Church, the Presentation is one of the faith's twelve Great Feasts.
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Orthodox Meatfare Sunday (Christian Orthodox)
February 07, 2010
During the Orthodox week-long celebration of meatfare, parishioners abstain from eating meat in preparation of the upcoming month of Lent.
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Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2010
The first day of the Lent and the period when Christians begin their 40 days of fasting and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday.
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Passion Week (Christian)
March 21, 2010
Passion Week begins the fifth Sunday in Lent and is the week before Holy Week.
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Feast of Annunciation (Catholic)
March 25, 2010
This Roman Catholic celebration commemorates the message that the Angel Gabriel brought to Mary that she was the mother of Christ.
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Palm Sunday
March 28, 2010
As Jesus made his entry into Jerusalem, the crowds lined his path with palm fronds. In churches, observances include the blessing and distribution of Palm leaves to their congregants. Also the beginning of Holy Week, the countdown to Christ's crucifixion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
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Good Friday
April 02, 2010
The Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Among some sects of Christianity and in many countries today is a day of fasting.
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Easter Sunday (Christian)
April 04, 2010
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, whose death was observed on Good Friday. One of the most important days of the Christian calendar.
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Ascension Day/Feast of the Ascension (Christian)
May 13, 2010
This Christian holiday commemorates the ascension of Christ to Heaven, which occurred on the 40th day after his Resurrection. Ascension Day has been observed since 68 CE.
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Pentecost (Christian)
May 23, 2010
Celebrate the Christian feast of the Pentecost, which marks the descent of the Holy Spirit unto the Apostles 50 day after Easter.
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Whitsunday (Christian)
May 23, 2010
Also known as White Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter is a popular time to host a baptism.
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Whitmonday (Christian)
May 24, 2010
Also known as White Sunday, the seventh Sunday after Easter is a popular time to host a baptism.
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Trinity Sunday (Christian)
May 30, 2010
This Christian festival commemorates the Holy Trinity, which is marked on the Sunday after the Pentacost.
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Corpus Christi (Christian - Outside US Observance)
June 03, 2010
This Roman Catholic festival honors the Eucharist and has been observed on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday since 1246; in the United States, Corpus Christi is marked on the following Sunday.
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Corpus Christi (Christian - US Observance)
June 06, 2010
This Roman Catholic festival commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist. In the United States, Corpus Christi is celebrated on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday. Elsewhere in the world, it is observed on the previous Thursday.
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Peter & Paul Day (Christian)
June 29, 2010
Christian feast day commemorating the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul.
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Saint Peter's Day (Christian)
June 29, 2010
Turkey's commemoration of the Apostle St. Peter's preaching of Christianity.
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Assumption of the Virgin Mary/Feast of the Assumption (Catholic)
August 15, 2010
This holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary's ascent to heaven.
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Michaelmas (Greek/Roman Catholic)
September 29, 2010
This Greek and Roman Catholic feast day honors St. Michael and All Angels.
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St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day (Catholic)
October 04, 2010
This Catholic feast day honors Giovanni Francesco Bernardone, the founder of the Friars Minor Order.
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All Saints' Day (Catholic)
November 01, 2010
This Catholic feast day commemorates the blessed, especially those without their own special feast day.
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All Souls' Day (Catholic)
November 02, 2010
The continuation of All Saints' Day (see November 1), All Souls' Day is a Catholic celebration of the faithful departed.
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
December 08, 2010
Celebrating the conception of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Roman Catholic Church dogma states that, from the first moment of her existence, she was preserved by God from the lack of sanctifying grace that afflicts mankind, and that she was instead filled with divine grace. It is further believed that she lived a life completely free from sin. (Wikipedia)
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Christmas
December 25, 2010
Christmas is the Christian festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. In addition to attending church services, religious and non-religious Christians alike mark this holiday with festive family meals, Christmas caroling and opening presents. (more info: Christmas on the Net)
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