Christianity Holidays: Complete List of Religious Observances

Discover the complete list of Christianity holidays. From Lent to Christmas, explore key dates, meanings, and traditions in this comprehensive guide to Christian religious observances.

List of Christian Holidays

Here’s a comprehensive list of Christianity holidays, arranged chronologically from January to December:

1.      Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1)

2.      Epiphany (January 6)

3.      Baptism of the Lord (Sunday following January 6)

4.      Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) (February 2)

5.      Ash Wednesday (Varies, typically in February or March) – Marks the beginning of Lent

6.      Lent (Period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, typically in March/April)

7.      Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter, in March or April)

8.      Holy Week (Week before Easter, in March or April)

9.      Palm Sunday

10.  Maundy Thursday

11.  Good Friday

12.  Holy Saturday

13.  Easter Sunday (Date varies, typically in March or April)

14.  Easter Monday (Day after Easter, not a federal holiday)

15.  Ascension Day (40 days after Easter, often on a Thursday in May)

16.  Pentecost (50 days after Easter, typically in May or June)

17.  Trinity Sunday (First Sunday after Pentecost, in May or June)

18.  Corpus Christi (Thursday after Trinity Sunday, in June)

19.  Transfiguration Sunday (Last Sunday after Epiphany, or August 6 in some traditions)

20.  All Saints’ Day (November 1)

21.  Advent (Four Sundays before Christmas, in November/December)

22.  Christmas Day (December 25)

This list covers the major holidays of Christianity, from the contemplative period of Lent to the joyous celebration of Christmas. Many dates, particularly those tied to Easter (like Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Pentecost), vary each year as they follow the lunar calendar.

Whether you’re a follower of the faith or simply interested in cultural understanding, this guide to religious holidays in Christianity provides a clear overview of the spiritual milestones that shape the Christian year. Each holiday offers its own unique significance, contributing to the rich tapestry of Christian tradition and belief.

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