Catholicism

Who celebrates three kings day?

Three Kings Day is celebrated all over the world. But mainly in Mexico.

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Why does Canada have Easter on Monday instead of Sunday like America?

They don't. Easter is a religious holiday and is always on a Sunday. In most provinces, the Monday is taken as a civic holiday due to the fact that Easter falls on a day which is already a non-working day for most Canadians. Many Union employees also get a holiday on Good Friday as well.

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Which countries celebrate advent?

Advent is celebrated by Catholics and some Protestants around the world in whatever countries they are in. It is not actually a holiday that is celebrated by given countries.

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How is the date determined for Ash Wednesday?

It is 46 days before Easter. The Forty-day period of Lent does not include Sunday. Although Easter is supposed to be the Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, they had a hard time figuring out exactly when those WERE in the Western world in the Middle Ages. So they came up wi...

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During lent can someone choose days to give something up?

yup this year i gave up dessert on just wednesdays because I didn't want to give it up everyday... you are still sacrificing even though you are only sacrificing one day.

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Does Lent formally begin on the Sunday after Ash Wednesday?

No!Lent begin during Ash Wednesday.

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Meaning of birthday falling on ash Wednesday?

you can still celebrate your birthday on ash Wednesday provided that you did not mean to destroy the real meaning of the ash Wednesday.

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Do Catholics celebrate quinceanera?

The quinceañera is not a Catholic tradition inasmuch as it is not a tradition of the Church and is not practiced everywhere that Catholics are present. The people who do celebrate the quinceañera, however, tend to be Catholic, as this is a Mexican tradition and Mexico is a mostly Catholic nation.

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What is ash?

It is the residue that remains when something is burned

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What do Americans do on feast day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria?

Apart from attending Mass, her feast day is probably not celebrated by Catholics in the USA.

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Why do you have Ashes placed upon your foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

Roman Catholic Answer They are a sacramental used to remind the faithful of death and the necessity of penance and contrition especially during the Lenten season. "Remember, man, you are dust, and to dust you will return. The ashes are from last year's palms from Palm Sunday.

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Can you play on ash Wednesday?

Yes you can play on ash Wednesday apart from if that is what you have given up for lent but I doubt that

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On Ash Wednesday do they sometimes mark a cross on the right hand?

ashes are commonly placed on the head (traditional). it is commonly placed their for others to see that they themselves have recognized their own sin. to place ashes on the right hand would brake the traditional mark on the head

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What religions celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is a Christian festival - so the religion that commemorates Ash Wednesday is Christianity. As to what denomination of the Christian Church, most denominations regard the 40 days (not including Sundays) that lead up to Easter Day, called Lent, as a time for penance, self-examination ...

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How long do you wear the ashes from ash Wednesday?

at least until midnight on the same day - there are usually two masses which run on ash wednesday, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. it is custom to try (as best as possible) to avoid washing one's face after the priest has given the ashes to you. this is because the ashes have been blessed ...

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What is the significance of AshWednesday?

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What feast is celebrated on July 6th?

Why, the answer to that is quite simple. What is celebrated on July 6th is the J 4's feast. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ It is obvious, the famous Saint Fermin of the Catholic church which is incorporated in the festival of Pamp...

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What do Catholics eat on Ash Wednesday?

Anything but red meat. For example fish. Also, Catholics must fast. What this means depends upon your diocese. Consult your local Parish Priest for details. Roman Catholic Answer The current fast and abstinence regulations forbid the eating of flesh meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays (in the...

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What Catholic holiday coincides with the Day of the Dead?

The Day of the Dead is actually a three day festival, 31 October, 1 November, and 2 November which coincides with The Vigil of All Saints Day, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.

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What happens if you eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

If you are over the age of six and do not have a legitimate reason to fast and abstain from eating meat (health or age, for example) you are bound by the rule to abstain under pain of serious sin.

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When is All Saint's Day and when is it celebrated?

All Saint's Day is on November 1. It used to be on May 13 but then was changed. The two popes who changed it were Pope Gregory III and Gregory the IV.

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Can one receive ashes after Ash Wednesday?

you should use the ash only on ash wednesday.

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When is the Ash Wednesday in this year?

Ash Wednesday in 2012 is on Wednesday, February 22nd.

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What can you eat on AshWednesday?

In the Latin rite of the Catholic Church you can eat one modest meal at midday and, optionally two small meals (one in the morning and one at night) that don't together constitute a full meal.

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Do Catholics have feasts or special holidays?

Many of them, called Solemnities, Feasts and Memorials, in order of importance. Some have fixed dates, and some are movable, and relate to the date of Easter. The Solemnities are: January 1 - Mary, Mother of God (formerly known as the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ) January 6 - Epiphany; obs...

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What is dia de la virgen Mary?

It means "Day of the Virgin Mary."

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What is 3 kings day about?

Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6th in many Hispanic countries, although the customs in each country vary somewhat. January 6th is The Epiphany for Roman and Orthodox Catholics and Three Kings Day is based on the Biblical story about the Three Wise Men who came to see Jesus, bearing gift...

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Can a non-Catholic receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

yes my friend did by the way it depends if they want to! Yes! On Ash Wednesday the imposition of Ashes, a sign of repentance, is a sacramental, not a sacrament. Sacramentals, like holy water or being blessed by a priest, are open to all. The non-Catholic should be sure though, that if they are r...

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What is the history of All Saints day When why is it celebrated?

All Saints Day, or All Souls Day, was originally a Celtic Druid festival and is celebrated on November 1. The end of the old year and the beginning of the new was marked by the greatest of the ceremonies, Samain, held on 1st November. For the Celts it was a time between the two years and as such ...

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Why are traditional Mexican foods Catholic religious traditions and Mexican festivals popular in the American Southwest?

The American southwest was first explored and settled by the Spanish who brought their Catholic religious customs to the area. The food is probably more of a blend between Spanish and Indian tastes. Indians showed the Spanish what was edible in the New World and everyone put it all together and s...

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What are some religious holidays in Italy?

Religious holidays in Italy include: The Epiphany, which is celebrated on the sixth of January, symbolizes the birth of Jesus. Liberation day commemorates the liberation of Italy by Allied troops in the second World War is celebrated on the twenty-fifth of April. Ferragosto celebrated on the fift...

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Do you have pancakes on Ash Wednesday?

No, it's the day before (Shrove Tuesday).

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What do Catholics put on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

The ash of the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. The priest or an extraordinary minister imposes the ashes on the forehead of the faithful during the Mass on Ash Wednesday as a sign of repentance for sin.

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Ash Wednesday ashes on forehead why the sign of a cross?

It symbolize the God the Father who is the creator of the world,God the Son who is the redeemer of mankind and the Holy Spirit who is the proceeding power between the Father and the Son.

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What is the origin of Ash Wednesday?

Ashes are black and catholic people lke the colour black This is obviously a very young responder. The exact date of origin of Ash Wednesday is not known. There is documentation of the celebration dating to the 8th century, but there is also some information which suggests the custom dates back t...

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Why do Catholics celebrate All Saints day and All Souls day?

Catholic answer Everyone who is in heaven is a saint - be definition, there is no way you can see God without being perfect. We know that there are far more people in heaven than are on the calendar (the people who we celebrate as Saints), therefore to celebrate all those who have gone to heaven...

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How are the ashes made for ash Wednesday?

Traditionally the are made by burning surplus palm leaves from the preceding Palm Sunday.

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What are the ashes usually mixed with to form the ash paste on Ash Wednesday?

Nothing, it's the ashes of last years burnt palms from Palm Sunday.

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What is the latest day lent can start?

Around the 9th of March because Easter is later in the year.

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Who was St. Andrew?

Andrew was an apostle and brother of St. Peter. Both were fishermen from the town of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. He was a martyr and died on an X-shaped cross. Saint Andrew (Greek: ???????, Andreas; early 1st century-mid to late 1st century AD), called in the Orthodox tradition Pr?tokl?tos,...

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What is Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday?

The last day before the period of Lent, and the first day of it. Certain foods were historically banned during Lent, so the day before (Tuesday) was a day to use up the leftovers before the household was 'shriven'.

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Which is right - 'all this days' or 'all these days'?

"all these days" is the correct usage.

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What are the decorations for St Lucy day?

On the Christmas tree would be, candles, apples ,small Swedish flags ad, small gnomes wearing red tasseled caps. Also the house may be filled with red tulips

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What clothing do priests wear on three kings day?

They wear white, as it is still the Christmas season

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What is the special Catholic or Mexican holiday on January sixth?

Dia de los Santos Reyes / Epiphany celebration - is the day when Mexicans exchange Christmas presents.

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What words are spoken when receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Since the new translation they now say "Repent and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.", either one is acceptable.

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What faith's receive ashes on ash Wednesday?

Catholics are one. Ashes are placed on the forehead in the sign of the cross to remind us that our body will return to hence from which it came. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Also the beginning of Lent in which we will sacrifice or give up something that is materialistic in form that we have e...

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Why is there Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is a day of penance and fasting.

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Why do Puerto Ricans celebrate Holy Week?

All Christians, regardless of what country they are from, celebrate Holy Week. And a majority of Puerto Ricans are Christians, specifically Catholic.

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Why are pancakes made the day before Lent?

Its not just that pancakes are made, that might be someones tradition, its that food in general is enjoyed and you have a good time, because Ash Wednesday (the first day of lent) is a day of fasting, to grow in your awareness of God, so you can focus on Jesus and Jesus's suffering through out the...

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Does it state in the Bible that you can not eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

No. This is a custom or tradition that is not mentioned in the Bible. In fact such ideas are explicitly spoken against in the New Testament.

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How are the Day of the Dead and Catholicism related?

All Souls Day is called El Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead in some cultures, especially in Latin America.

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Where is All Saints Day celebrated?

All Saints Day is celebrated wherever a Catholic priest is celebrating Mass that day.

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Which day is the Catholic day of worship?

Sunday is the Lord's Day and the day when Catholics are required to go to Mass. However, the Most Holy Eucharist is celebrated every day of the year (save Good Friday), and Catholics may attend all of those as well. The only days which are of obligation are all Sundays, the Solemnity of Mary, the...

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Is All Souls Day and Halloween the same day?

No. All Hallows Eve (Halloween) is on October 31. All Souls Day is November 2.

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What is Ash Wednesday all about?

Ash Wednesday is probably one of the oddest days of the year. Although it has no assigned rank in the New General Roman Calendar issued after Vatican Council II, nevertheless, in order of precedence, it is listed thus: I Solemnities 1 Easter Triduum of the Lord's passion and resurrection 2 Christ...

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How do you celebrate Holy Tuesday and Wednesday?

In some places the bishop consecrates the sacred oils at the Chrism Mass on Tuesday of Holy Week when it is not practical to do so on Holy Thursday ON Wednesday some churches celebrate the tradition of Tennebrae, a time of prayer to recall and eliminate the evils in the world

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What is the meaning of celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day?

All Saint's Day was created to mimic the pagan Celt holiday of Samhain. It is the feast day of all of the Saints, known or not. All Soul's Day has the same origin, but instead of Saints it celebrates all of the souls of dead people (in Mexico, La Dia de los Muertos). Roman Catholic Answer I'm s...

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What is holy ash made from which is used on Ash Wednesday?

Traditionally from the ashes of the Palm Crosses used in the previous year's Palm Sunday celebration and mixed with the Oil of Catechumens which is a sacred oil used in Baptisms.

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What is the ashes?

The Ashes is a Test cricket series, played between England and Australia - it is international cricket's most celebrated rivalry and dates back to 1882. The Ashes trophy is an urn which is reputed to contain a burnt item of cricket equipment, possibly a bail.

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Ash Wednesday no meat?

Yes, it is a penitential day, today (Ash Wednesday), so no meat. And no meat on the Fridays of Lent, either. The Catechism tells you: Quote: 1438 The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of ...

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Why is Shrove Tuesday called Shrove Tuesday?

PANCAKES The day before Lent begins is called Shrove Tuesday. 'Shrove' means being forgiven for wrong-doings or sins. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day. Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People would go to church to confess their sins and would be 'shriven' or...

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What day is the Last Supper?

Roman Catholic Answer The Last Supper was held the Thursday before Easter, also known as Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday. Another Answer: It was on a Wednesday in the year 31 AD. Taking all the 'clues' into account that the Gospels offer, and understanding how Jews then and now count days and t...

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Which countries celebrate 'Three Kings Day'?

the countries which celebrate "three kings day" are "those countries which celebrate christamas".I feel that all countries celebrate christamas.the twelth day after Christmas is the "three kings day".It is the 6th of January . But it is mostly Mexico.

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Why is the day after Halloween All Saints Day?

The old name for All Saints Day was All Hallows Day. The day before was All Hallows Eve, shortened to Halloween, much as we have Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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On Ash Wednesday what does the priest say when he puts ashes on your head?

It can be any of these three that the priest will say: Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return. - Genesis 3:19 Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. -Mark 1:15 Repent, and hear the good news. Then the lay people reply with an AMEN! after he says either of ...

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What countries celebrate three kings day?

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Which Northern European country originated St Lucy Day on December 13 as a celebration of light in the darkness of winter?

i think Sweden hey r u from Cherry Hill?

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Where do the ashes come from on ash Wednesday?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are the ashes resulting from the burning of palms from the previous Palm Sunday. People bring in their saved palms (which were blessed before they were distributed) and someone burns them to produce the ashes.

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Why is there candy on All Saints Day?

There isn't, a popular secular custom has grown up in certain cultures of giving candy to children on Halloween which is the night before All Saints.

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Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights Although there are 46 days in Lent can you break your Lent once a week?

Yes. There are 40 days in Lent. However if you count the number of days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (the day before Easter) you may find there are more than 40 days depending on the year. Every Sunday is a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we do not break our fast at an...

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What sacramentals are used on ash Wednesday and black Saturday?

The ashes and oil used for Baptism.

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Can you have a funeral mass on Ash Wednesday?

Roman Catholic Answer Yes, any day that is an R1 in the Ordo, a funeral Mass is permitted. Funeral Masses are permitted on Sundays and during the Easter Triduum.

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How do you fast on Ash Wednesday?

Fasting is willingly abstaining from food for a period of time. An absolute fast is abstinence from all food and drink for a defined period. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, which limit particular foods, such as meat. Catholic Answer On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, you may only ...

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Why do we celebrate Ash Wednesday?

We celebrate Ash Wednesday as it is a Christian tradition as it is 46 days before Easter and the start of Lent. Roman Catholic Answer Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, used to be the day that public penitents were liturgically admitted to begin their penance on this day. The last two centur...

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Why aren't the ashes from ash Wednesday thrown out after the celebration?

They use them the next year.

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How do you celebrate Three Kings Day in two paragraphs?

Three Kings Day is when the Three Kings that gave Jesus the three gifts, come and give children three gifts. Mostly only spanish people celebrates this. three Kings Day is on the sixth of January, twelve days after Christmas. most people usually leave their stockings and Christmas trees up for th...

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What do the catholics put on there heads on ash Wednesday?

The ashes used for Ash Wednesday are from the palms given out on Palm Sunday of the previous year. There are various statements used when the ashes are applied such as, "remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return."

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Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and Psalms on Psalm Sunday?

Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent. The ashes come from last years palms which are burned to create the ash. Ashes are used to remind us of our mortality, and the fact that God created us from the dust of the earth. Therefore we must remember that all blessings, everything we are, our existe...

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What month is Ash Wednesday in?

usually February/ sometimes March It falls 46 days before Easter. The earliest possible date is 4 February, and the latest possible date is 10 March.

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Before 1999 what other year did Easter fall on April 4?

The last two times, before the year 1999, that Easter has fallen on April 4 was 1920, 1926.

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Is Halloween Catholic?

Well, it is not celebrated as such, what with the costumes and all that. But Halloween used to be called All Hallows Eve which is the Old English for All Saints Day eve, in other words the evening (or Vigil) before All Saints Day, which is November 1st. All Saints Day (and its Eve) are both Catho...

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What do people do on dia de los tres Reyes magos?

This is just the Spanish name for Epiphany, or what Europeans from the "old country" used to call "Little Christmas", it was actually celebrated like Christmas for many Europeans. As the Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos is specifically a Spanish name, you would need to ask your question of whichever n...

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Do you rest on Ash Wednesday?

You do what you regularly do on ash wednesday....go to church and recieve the sign of the cross in ashes on your forehead. Roman Catholic Answer The Sabbath rest of the Old Testament is to be observed on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Ash Wednesday is neither.

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On what day during Lent do you remember the Last Supper?

This day is commonly known in the Christian calendar as "Maundy Thursday". It occurs the day before Good Friday.

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How did they stop Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday has not been stopped. It is the first day of Lent and is still observed throughout the world.

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Can you remove the Ash from Ash Wednesday?

It can be after on that day of event.

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Why is the forehead marked with ash on ash Wednesday?

To remind us ashes to ashes we are nothing better than dirt

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What Spanish festival is called Semana Santa?

"Semana Santa" is the equivalent of "Holy Week" in English and refers to the eight days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

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What is your response to the priest when places the Ashon your head on Ash Wednesday?

We make no response to these words; we simply return to our pews.

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Is the Solemnity of Mary a holy day in 2009?

In most countries January 1 is considered a Holy Day of Obligation.

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Where do ashes come from on ash Wednesday?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from palm trees. If possible, they are from the palms used the previous year on the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday).

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When is St Lucy Day?

Observed on December 13. St. Lucia's Day is December 13. Before the Gregorian calendar, this saint day occurred on the winter solstice, which has the longest night of the year. After the solstice, the days would begin to get longer an...

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What is AshWednesday symbolic of?

Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance and it marks the beginning of Lent. And hey, it's right after Mardi Gras. I'll leave it to you to do the research and find out the relationship between the two.

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Is it ok to eat things on Ash Wednesday as long as it is not meat?

1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God c...

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What are the important holidays and traditions of Catholicism?

Christmas and Easter are the most important holidays in Catholicism. Every day of the year commemorates at least one saint.

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What season begins the liturgical year?

The liturgical year begins in Advent.

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What is the difference between All Souls Day and All Saints Day?

All Saints Day falls on November 1 and honors all saints, named and unnamed, known and unknown. All Souls Day in on November 2 and on this day we pray for the poor souls waiting in Purgatory. Both are differest and distinct feast days. All Saints' day is when we honour all the saints, including ...

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How are the Ashes made that are used at Ash Wednesday services?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from the burned palm fronds that were used on Palm Sunday.

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What is the day of the assumption?

Traditionally celebrated August 15, the Assumption of Mary is the day when Catholics celebrate Mary's assumption into Heaven. She did not die and get buried; she was assumed into Heaven.

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