Days of Religious Significance

Days of Religious Significance – Catholic Cultural Communities

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Filipino Feast of the Black Nazarene 9 January
Filipino Feast of Santo Niño January (3rd Sunday)
Ukrainian The Three Holy Hierarchs (St. Basil, St. Gregory, St. John Chrysostom) 30 January
Croatian Saint Blaise/St Vlaho (Dubrovnik) 3 February
Sudanese/South Sudanese Saint Josephine Bakhita 8 February
Maronite Saint Maroun 9 February
Croatian Blessed Alojzije Stepinac 10 February
French Our Lady of Lourdes 11 February
Irish Saint Patrick 17 March
Italian San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s Day) 19 March
Melkite Holy and Glorious Pascha – Fesakh – Hajmeh
(on the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon on or after March 21)
Maronite Saint Rafqa 23 March
Filipino San Pedro Calungsod 2 April
Argentinian San Expedito 19 April
Italian Three Saints – Alfio, Filadelfo & Cirino May, 1st Sunday
Czech Republic Infant Jesus of Prague (or Santo Niño venerated worldwide) May, 1st Sunday (or Jan)
Chinese Our Lady of China May, 2nd Saturday
Portuguese Our Lady of Fatima 13 May
Italian Giovanni Battista Scalabrini (Father to the Migrants) 1 June
Ugandan Feast of Charles Lwanga and Companions (Uganda Martyrs) 3 June
Indian Saint Thomas, Apostle of India (Syro Malabar) 3 July
Papua New Guinean Blessed Peter To Rot 7 July
Colombian Our Lady of Chiquinquirá (patroness) 9 July
Chinese The 120 Martyrs of China 9 July
Chilean Santa Teresa de los Andes (born as Juana Fernández Solar) 13 July
Maronite Saint Charbel July, 3rd Sunday
Indian Saint Alphonsa (Syro Malabar) 28 July
El Salvadoran The Divine Saviour of the World and Our Lady of Peace (patrons) 3 August
Australian Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop 8 August
Bolivian Our Lady of Copacabana (patroness) 5 August (or 2 February)
Chilean San Alberto Hurtado 18 August
Peruvian Saint Rose of Lima (patroness) 23 August (or 30 August)
Polish Our Lady of Czestochowa 26 August
Ukrainian Dormition of the Blessed Mary Mother of God 28 August (Julian calendar)
Albanian Feast Day of Mother Teresa 5 September
Venezuelan Our Lady of Coromoto (patroness) 8 September (or 11 Sep, 2 Feb)
Indian Our Lady of Vailankanni 8 September
Iraqi Eid Al- Salib (the Feast of Holy Cross) 13 September
Korean Saint Andrew Kim and Korean Martyrs 20 September
Italian Padre Pio of Pietrelcina 23 September
Filipino Saint Lorenzo Ruiz 27 September
Ukrainian Protection of the Theotokos (Mother of God) Pokrova 1 October (Julian calendar)
Guatemalan Our Lady of the Rosary (patroness) 7 October
Brazilian Our Lady of Aparecida 12 October
Timor Leste Our Lady of Aitara 16 October
Colombian Saint Laura Montoya y Upegui 21 October
Peruvian The Lord of Miracles (patron) 18, 19 & 28 October
Uruguayan Our Lady of 33 Orientals (patroness) 9 November
Vietnamese Martyrs of Vietnam 24 November
Rwandan Our Lady of Kibeho 28 November
Congolese Blessed Anuarite Nengapata Clementina 1 December
Melkite Feast of St Barbara 4 December
Albanian Shen’Kolli i Dimnit (Saint Nicholas of Winter) (Eve of) 6 December; 9 May
Mexican Our Lady of Guadalupe (patroness, Latin American Brisbane Chaplaincy) 12 December
Paraguayan Our Lady of the Miracles of Caacupé (patroness) 8 December
Mexican Saint Juan Diego of Cuauhtlatoatzin (2nd patron) 9 December


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