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Holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary
Solemn observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday/purpose is to prepare believers for Holy Week/many fast at this time
Also called Theophany, Little Christmas, or 3 Kings Day/celebrates visit of Magi to baby Jesus/focus on manifestation of Jesus to Gentiles/set either on Jan 6th or 1st Sunday of yr
Feast that commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven
Beginning of Catholic liturgical year/begins on 4th Sunday before Christmas/includes namesake calendar & lighting a wreath & Christingle
Also called All Hallow Day/ festival celebrated on November 1st in honor of all saints, known and unknown
Day preceding Ash Wednesday in which believers feast before fasting associated w/Lent/celebrated in some countries by eating pancakes/also called Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
Day of fasting & first day of Lent/46 days before Easter/ashes from previous year's Palm Sunday are blessed & placed on heads of believers usually in shape of cross
Holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter commemorating Jesus' Last Supper w/the 12 Apostles
Feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter/commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem the week before he was crucified/named for branches laid on ground by disciples
Named used in some countries for Shrove Tuesday
Festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Jewish feast celebrated by Christians commemorating the Holy Spirit falling on disciples & the birth of the church/called Whitsunday in UK/falls 10 days after Ascension Thursday
Annual festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

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