Selection of English Saints' Day and Festivals

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| Thursday following Rogation Sunday, 40 days after Easter
 
| Thursday following Rogation Sunday, 40 days after Easter
 
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| Ash Wednesday
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| Ash Wednesday  
 
| 1st Day of Lent
 
| 1st Day of Lent
 
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| Assumptio domini, Christi
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| Assumptio domini, Christi  
 
| Old name for Ascension Day
 
| Old name for Ascension Day
 
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| Black Monday
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| Black Monday  
 
| Easter Monday
 
| Easter Monday
 
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| Candlemas Day, Candelaria, Candelatio
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| Candlemas Day, Candelaria, Candelatio  
 
| 2 Feb
 
| 2 Feb
 
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| Cantate
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| Cantate  
 
| 4th Sunday after Easter
 
| 4th Sunday after Easter
 
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| Capitiluvium
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| Capitiluvium  
 
| Palm Sunday
 
| Palm Sunday
 
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| Caput jejunii
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| Caput jejunii  
 
| Ash Wednesday
 
| Ash Wednesday
 
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| Caramentranun, Caremprenium
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| Caramentranun, Caremprenium  
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
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| Caresme
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| Caresme  
 
| Lent (40 days of fasting)
 
| Lent (40 days of fasting)
 
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| Carnibrevium
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| Carnibrevium  
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
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| Carniprivium novum
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| Carniprivium novum  
 
| Quinquagesima Sunday
 
| Quinquagesima Sunday
 
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| Carniprivium sacerdotum
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| Carniprivium sacerdotum  
 
| Septuagesima Sunday
 
| Septuagesima Sunday
 
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| Carniprivium vetus
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| Carniprivium vetus  
 
| Quadragesima Sunday
 
| Quadragesima Sunday
 
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| Carnivora
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| Carnivora  
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
| Shrove Tuesday
 
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| Christmas Day
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| Christmas Day  
 
| 25 December
 
| 25 December
 
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| Circumdederunt
 
| Septuagesima Sunday
 
| Septuagesima Sunday
 
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| Clausum Pentecostes
 
| Trinity Sunday
 
| Trinity Sunday
 
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| Commovisti terram et conturbasti eam
 
| Sexagesima Sunday
 
| Sexagesima Sunday
 
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| Corpus Christi or Body of Christ
 
| Thursday after Trinity Sunday
 
| Thursday after Trinity Sunday
 
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| Crucis, Adoratio (or dies sancte crucis adorate, dies crucis adorande, veneris dis adoratus
 
| Good Friday
 
| Good Friday
 
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| David of Wales, bishop and confessor
 
| 1 March
 
| 1 March
 
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Revision as of 17:34, 19 February 2010

Introduction

The influence of the medieval chuch in creating and observing Saints' Days led to the recording of tevents by reference to the feast day, or saints' day rather than the direct system of dating by day, month and year.

Saints' Days and Festivals

Saints' Day or Festival

Modern Observance

Advent Sunday Sunday nearest to Feast of Saint Andrew
All Hallows or All Saints Day 1 Nov
All Souls' Day 2 Nov
Andrew, Andreas, Andreae, apostle 30 Nov
Feast of Anna, Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary 26 July
Annunciatio of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Annuniciatio dominica - Lady Day 25 March
Ascension Day or Holy Thursday, Ascensio, Ascensa, domini (in celum) Thursday following Rogation Sunday, 40 days after Easter
Ash Wednesday 1st Day of Lent
Assumptio domini, Christi Old name for Ascension Day
Black Monday Easter Monday
Candlemas Day, Candelaria, Candelatio 2 Feb
Cantate 4th Sunday after Easter
Capitiluvium Palm Sunday
Caput jejunii Ash Wednesday
Caramentranun, Caremprenium Shrove Tuesday
Caresme Lent (40 days of fasting)
Carnibrevium Shrove Tuesday
Carniprivium novum Quinquagesima Sunday
Carniprivium sacerdotum Septuagesima Sunday
Carniprivium vetus Quadragesima Sunday
Carnivora Shrove Tuesday
Christmas Day 25 December
Circumdederunt Septuagesima Sunday
Clausum Pentecostes Trinity Sunday
Commovisti terram et conturbasti eam Sexagesima Sunday
Corpus Christi or Body of Christ Thursday after Trinity Sunday
Crucis, Adoratio (or dies sancte crucis adorate, dies crucis adorande, veneris dis adoratus Good Friday
David of Wales, bishop and confessor 1 March