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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 2020
Sundays (including Epiphany, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost, etc.) are always obligatory.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Wednesday, January 1)
Ascension of Jesus (Thursday, May 21 - *Celebrated Sunday, May 24)
* 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 (NOT A HOLY DAY IN 2020 - Saturday, August 15)
All Saints Day (Sunday, November 1)
* Normally a separate Holy Day of Obligation, but since All Saints Day falls on a Sunday this year, your regular Sunday Mass will fulfill the obligation.
Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Tuesday, December 8)
Christmas (Friday, December 25)

Moveable Feasts 2020
Ash Wednesday (Wednesday, February 26)
Palm Sunday (Sunday, April 5)
Holy Thursday (Thursday, April 9)
Good Friday (Friday, April 10)
Holy Saturday (Saturday, April 11)
Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 12)
Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday, April 19)
Pentecost Sunday (Sunday, May 31)
Trinity Sunday (Sunday, June 7)
Corpus Christi (Sunday, June 14)
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Friday, June 19)
All Souls' Day (Monday, November 2)
* All Souls' Day Mass of Remembrance will take place Saturday, November 7 at 9 AM
First Sunday of Advent (Sunday, November 29)

Cycles - Lectionary for Mass
Sunday Cycle - YEAR A - December 1, 2019 to November 22, 2020
Weekday Cycle - CYCLE II - January 13 to February 25, 2020; June 1 to November 28, 2020
Sunday Cycle - YEAR B - November 29, 2020 to November 21, 2021