Holy See (Vatican City State) has a total of 26 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated globally on January 6 each year. It commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus; and Jesus’ baptism.
|Saturday||January 6||National holiday|
|Anniversary of the foundation of Vatican City
||Sunday||February 11||National holiday|
|Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis
||Tuesday||March 13||National holiday|
|St Joseph's Day
||Monday||March 19||National holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time starts
||Sunday||March 25||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
|Sunday||April 1||National holiday|
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 2||National holiday|
|St George's Feast
||Monday||April 23||National holiday|
|Feast of St Joseph the Worker
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
|The Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul
||Friday||June 29||National holiday|
|Vigil of Assumption Day
||Tuesday||August 14||National holiday|
|Day of the Assumption of Mary
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother Mary, according to Christian tradition. It is celebrated annually on or around August 15 although some countries celebrate the day at other times of the year.
|Wednesday||August 15||National holiday|
|Daylight Saving Time ends
||Sunday||October 28||Clock change/Daylight Saving Time|
|All Saints' Day
Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
|Thursday||November 1||National holiday|
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Christian observance on December 8 each year.
|Saturday||December 8||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Tuesday||December 25||National holiday|
|St Stephen's Day
||Wednesday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.