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2011 Calendars: Religions: Christian
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Christian Holidays 2011

Circumcision of Christ (Christian)
January 01, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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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St. Anthony's Day (Christian)
January 17, 2011
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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Ash Wednesday
March 09, 2011
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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Feast of Annunciation (Catholic)
March 25, 2011
Palm Sunday
April 17, 2011
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 22, 2011
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 24, 2011
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)
June 02, 2011
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)
June 12, 2011
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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Peter & Paul Day (Christian)
June 29, 2011
Christian feast day commemorating the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul.
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Assumption of the Virgin Mary/Feast of the Assumption (Catholic)
August 15, 2011
This holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary's ascent to heaven.
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St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day (Catholic)
October 04, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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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