SJTB Holiday and Liturgical Calendar

Listed below are the standard (and not so standard) holidays - secular and liturgical (including the day of observance of a holiday when the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday) - for the current year. To list the holidays and lilturgical calendar for a different year or years, indicate below the starting year for which you seek holiday information, then the number of years thereafter (to a maximum of ten years), and then click the "Get The Holidays" button. When you click the "Get The Holidays" button, that listing will be displayed below. When that listing is prepared, you can also print it in tabular form to your printer. When done, click the "Return to Latest News Site " button to return to the Saint John's Latest News Web Page.

Please observe that Holy Days of Obligation are included in the listings. If what you understand should be a Holy Day of Obligation is listed as a Holy Day and not a Holy Day of Obligation, please note that in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston, if the following Holy Days - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1), The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15), and All Saints' Day (November 1) - fall on either a Saturday or a Monday, there is no obligation to attend Mass on that Saturday or Monday. However, although the obligation to attend Mass when these three holy days fall on a Saturday or Monday is abolished, parishes are to continue to observe these holy days by scheduling one or more Masses at a convenient time so that people who wish to participate are able to do so.

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Holidays for 2020

January 1    (Wednesday)New Year's Day
January 1    (Wednesday)Holy Day of Obligation - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 20    (Monday)Martin Luther King Day
February 2    (Sunday)Groundhog Day
February 12    (Wednesday)Lincoln's Birthday
February 14    (Friday)Valentine's Day
February 17    (Monday)President's Day Celebrated
February 22    (Saturday)Washington's Birthday
February 26    (Wednesday)Ash Wednesday
March 17    (Tuesday)St. Patrick's Day 
April 5    (Sunday)Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
April 8    (Wednesday)Passover - Observance begins at sundown on date shown to on the left, and ends on Thursday, April 16, 2020
April 9    (Thursday)Holy Thursday
April 10    (Friday)Good Friday
April 12    (Sunday)Easter Sunday
April 19    (Sunday)Orthodox Easter Sunday
April 20    (Monday)Patriot's Day (Massachusetts)
May 10    (Sunday)Mother's Day
May 16    (Saturday)Armed Force's Day
May 21    (Thursday)Holy Day of Obligation - Ascension of Our Lord
May 25    (Monday)Memorial Day Observed
May 30    (Saturday)Memorial Day (Traditional)
May 31    (Sunday)Pentecost Sunday
June 14    (Sunday)Flag Day
June 21    (Sunday)Father's Day
July 3    (Friday)Independence Day Observed
July 4    (Saturday)Independence Day
August 15    (Saturday)Holy Day of Obligation - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 7    (Monday)Labor Day
September 13    (Sunday)Grandparents' Day
September 18    (Friday)Rosh Hashanah - Observance begins at sundown on date shown to on the left, and ends on Sunday, September 20, 2020
September 27    (Sunday)Yom Kippur - Observance begins at sundown on date shown to on the left, and ends on Monday, September 28, 2020
October 12    (Monday)Columbus Day
October 16    (Friday)Bosses Day
November 1    (Sunday)Holy Day of Obligation - All Saints Day
November 3    (Tuesday)Election Day
November 11    (Wednesday)Veterans Day
November 19    (Thursday)Feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence
November 26    (Thursday)Thanksgiving
November 29    (Sunday)Advent Season - First Sunday of Advent
December 6    (Sunday)Second Sunday of Advent
December 8    (Tuesday)Holy Day of Obligation - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 10    (Thursday)Hannukah - Observance begins at sundown on date shown to on the left, and ends on Friday, December 18, 2020
December 12    (Saturday)Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
December 13    (Sunday)Third Sunday of Advent
December 20    (Sunday)Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 25    (Friday)Christmas