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Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception 2020, 2021 and 2022

Immaculate Conception is considered a day of holy obligation by many Austrians. The devout attend mass, and attendance is considered “mandatory” according to church dogma. This holiday, which is observed every 8 December, is meant to celebrate the sin-free conception of the Holy Virgin, according to Catholic teaching.

YearDateDayHoliday
20208 DecTueImmaculate Conception
20218 DecWedImmaculate Conception
20228 DecThuImmaculate Conception
20238 DecFriImmaculate Conception
20248 DecSunImmaculate Conception
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It is thought that Mary’s mother, Anne, had been childless but that an angel appeared to her and told her she would have a daughter whom “all the world would honour”. Anne is believed to have then dedicated her child to the service of God.

Immaculate Conception has been celebrated in some fashion since the A.D. 700s, but it was only in 1854 that it was declared an official church holiday and a day of obligation.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20198 DecSunImmaculate Conception
20188 DecSatImmaculate Conception
20178 DecFriImmaculate Conception
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