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Holy Days of Obligation

The following lists provide the dates of the Holy Days of Obligation and moveable feasts for the United States. The first lists the dates for the six Holy Days of Obligation observed in the United States; the second lists the dates of the moveable feasts (holy days whose dates change from year to year).

Holy Days of Obligation 2021
Sundays (including Epiphany, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost, etc.) are always obligatory.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Friday, January 1)
Ascension of Jesus (Thursday, May 13 - *Celebrated Sunday, May 16)
* The Roman Catholic Church in a number of countries that do not observe the feast as a public holiday has obtained permission from the Vatican to move observance of the Feast of the Ascension from the traditional Thursday to the following Sunday, the Sunday before Pentecost.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sunday, August 15)
* Normally a separate Holy Day of Obligation, but since the Assumption falls on a Sunday this year, your regular Sunday Mass will fulfill the obligation.
All Saints Day (NOT A HOLY DAY IN 2021 - Monday, November 1)
Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Wednesday, December 8)
Christmas (Saturday, December 25)

Moveable Feasts 2021
Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 17)
Palm Sunday (Sunday, March 28)
Holy Thursday (Thursday, April 1)
Good Friday (Friday, April 2)
Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 3)
Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4)
Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday, April 11)
Pentecost Sunday (Sunday, May 23)
Trinity Sunday (Sunday, May 30)
Corpus Christi (Sunday, June 6)
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday, June 11)
All Souls' Day (Tuesday, November 2)
* All Souls' Day Mass of Remembrance will take place TBD at 9 AM
First Sunday of Advent (Sunday, November 28)

Cycles - Lectionary for Mass
Sunday Cycle - YEAR B - November 29, 2020 to November 21, 2021
Weekday Cycle - CYCLE I - January 11 to February 16, 2021; May 24 to November 27, 2021
Sunday Cycle - YEAR C - November 28, 2021 to November 20, 2022