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"Seasons of Faith"

Christian Holiday Calendar

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December 25
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Be prepared for "Seasons of Faith" with this Christian holiday calendar providing the dates for each of the major holidays typically celebrated by Christians. The holiday's link will lead you to helpful resources for each of the Christian holidays represented.

Also: Bible Feasts Calendar 2013-2017 of Jewish Feasts and Festivals.

Christian Holiday Calendar

New Year's Day (January 1)
A non-religious celebration of the new calendar year.
More About New Year's Day

Epiphany or Three Kings Day (January 6)
12 days after Christmas, celebrating the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem.
More About Epiphany

Valentine's Day (February 14)
A non-religious holiday celebrating a day for lovers, also known as St. Valentine's Day.
More About Valentine's Day

Lent (40-day period prior to Easter)
A period of preparation for Easter including fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.
More About Lent

Ash Wednesday (40 days before Easter; March 5, 2014)
Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent.
More About Ash Wednesday

Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter; April 13, 2014)
The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
More About Palm Sunday

Maundy (Holy) Thursday (Thursday before Easter; April 17, 2014)
The Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper, the night before Jesus was crucified.
More About Maundy Thursday

Good Friday (Friday before Easter; April 18, 2014)
The Friday before Easter, commemorating the Passion, or suffering, and death of Jesus on the cross.
More About Good Friday

Easter Sunday (Varies between March 22 - April 25; April 20, 2014)
Also known as Resurrection Day; Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
More About Easter Sunday

Pentecost Sunday (50 days after the Resurrection; June 8, 2014)
Marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian liturgical calendar, and celebrates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples.
More About Pentecost & the Bible Feast of Weeks

Mother's Day (2nd Sunday in May - USA; May 11, 2014)
A non-religious holiday celebrating motherhood and honoring mothers.
More About Mother's Day

Memorial Day (Last Monday in May; May 26, 2014)
A day to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who died serving our country in the armed forces.
More About Memorial Day

Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June - USA; June 15, 2014)
A non-religious holiday celebrating fatherhood and honoring fathers.
More About Father's Day

Independence Day (July 4 - USA)
A non-religious United States national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
More About Independence Day

Patriot Day (September 11 - USA)
A non-religious United States holiday marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
More About Patriot Day

All Saints Day (November 1 - Western)
An ancient church holy day initially honoring martyred saints, now in remembrance of all deceased saints.
More About All Saints Day

Veterans Day (November 11 - USA)
A non-religious United States holiday honoring all American veterans.
More About Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November - USA; November 28, 2013)
A national United States holiday celebrating a day of thanksgiving to God for the autumn harvest as first observed by the early pilgrims.
More About Thanksgiving Day

Advent (December 2 - December 24; Begin December 1, 2013)
A four-week period of spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
More About Advent

Christmas Day (December 25)
The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
More About Christmas Day

Also: Bible Feasts Calendar 2013-2017 of Jewish Feasts and Festivals.

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