Calendar and Dates of Catholic Holidays

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Catholicism is one of the largest religions in the world1. It was brought to the United States of America by French and Spanish missionaries in the 16th and 17th centuries2. Today, Catholic represent the largest religious demographic in the US3. About 83% of the population identifies with the Catholic Church3. Although the religion itself has been prominent in the nation for hundreds of years, the face of the Catholic church has been changing over recent years4. One in five Americans still identify as Catholic, but the demographic as a whole is shrinking4. At the same time, Immigrants are increasingly representing larger portions of the Catholic population4.

Because Catholicism has been historically pertinent in the US and because Catholics represent a large percentage of the American population, the Catholic holidays are widely celebrated5. There are ten official Catholic holidays6The most important and only religious public holiday is Christmas7. The rest of the holidays, such as Easter, vary greatly in importance and method of celebration between individuals, families, regions, and sects7.

Catholic Holidays Dates 2018, 2019 and 2020

Mary, Mother of God
  • Monday, January 1st 2018
  • Tuesday, January 1st 2019
  • Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Ascension
  • Thursday, May 10th 2018
  • Thursday, May 30th 2019
  • Thursday, May 21st 2020
Assumption of Mary
  • Thursday, November 1st 2018
  • Friday, November 1st 2019
  • Sunday, November 1st 2020
Immaculate Conception
  • Saturday, December 8th 2018
  • Sunday, December 8th 2019
  • Tuesday, December 8th 2020
Christmas
  • Tuesday, December 25th 2018
  • Wednesday, December 25th 2019
  • Friday, December 25th 2020
Ash Wednesday
  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018
  • Wednesday, March 6th 2019
  • Wednesday, February 26th 2020
Palm Sunday
  • Sunday, April 1st 2018
  • Sunday, April 21st 2019
  • Sunday, April 12th 2020
Holy Thursday
  • Thursday, March 29th 2018
  • Thursday, April 18th 2019
  • Thursday, April 9th 2020
Good Friday
  • Friday, March 30th 2018
  • Friday, April 19th 2019
  • Friday, April 10th 2020
Holy Saturday
  • Saturday, March 31st 2018
  • Saturday, April 20th 2019
  • Saturday, April 11th 2020
Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, April 1st 2018
  • Sunday, April 21st 2019
  • Sunday, April 12th 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday
  • Sunday, April 8th 2018
  • Sunday, April 28th 2019
  • Sunday, April 19th 2020
Pentecost Sunday
  • Sunday, May 20th 2018
  • Sunday, June 9th 2019
  • Sunday, May 31st 2020
Trinity Sunday
  • Sunday, May 27th 2018
  • Sunday, June 16th 2019
  • Sunday, June 7th 2020
Corpus Christi
  • Thursday, May 31st 2018
  • Thursday, June 20th 2019
  • Thursday, June 11th 2020
Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Friday, June 8th 2018
  • Friday, June 28th 2019
  • Friday, June 19th 2020
First Sunday of Advent
  • Sunday, December 2nd 2018
  • Sunday, December 1st 2019
  • Sunday, November 29th 2020

Religious Holidays

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