Liturgical catholic Calendar 2023 / 2024

The liturgical calendar for the USA in 2023 is based on the Roman Catholic tradition. It includes the major feasts, seasons, and events observed in the liturgical year. Please note that this is a simplified version, and there may be variations in specific liturgical practices among different dioceses or religious communities.

November

  • All Saints' Day - Wednesday, November 1, 2023
  • All Souls' Day - Thursday, November 2, 2023
  • Thanksgiving (USA) - Thursday, November 23
  • Feast of Christ the King: November 26, 2023
  • St. Andrew's Day - Thursday, November 30

December

Advent Season:

  • Advent begins: December 3, 2023
  • First Sunday of Advent: December 3, 2023
  • St. Nicholas Day - Wednesday, December 6, 2023
  • St. Thomas the Apostle - December 21, 2023
  • Advent ends: December 24, 2023
  • Christmas Eve: December 24, 2023
  • Christmas - Monday, December 25
  • St. Stephen, Apostle and Evangelist - December 26
  • Watch Night - Sunday, December 31


Please note that some feasts, such as the Ascension of the Lord, may be transferred to the nearest Sunday in certain dioceses. Additionally, specific liturgical practices and celebrations may vary in different parishes and regions. It's always advisable to check with your local parish or diocese for any variations in the liturgical calendar.

What Are Feast Days?

Feast days, also known as holy days or festivals, are specific days in various religious traditions when believers commemorate and celebrate significant events, figures, or concepts within their faith. These days are marked by special religious observances, rituals, and often, a break from regular daily activities. Feast days hold spiritual, cultural, and historical significance, and they serve to strengthen the religious identity and community of believers. Feast days vary among different religious traditions and denominations, but they all share a common purpose of deepening faith and connection to the divine. Here are some examples of feast days in different religious traditions:

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