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Vatican City

Holidays & Observances in Vatican City

Vatican City is the Headquarters of the Catholic Church and home of Pope. It is located entirely within Rome, Italy and is both the smallest and the least populous country in the world. Unlike every other country, Vatican City citizenship is not granted to those born in the country. Instead it is granted to dedicated Catholics, most of whom are clergy members, by the pope and is often only temporary. Most people who work in Vatican City are Italian citizens. Holidays celebrated in Vatican City – even secular ones such as new years – are celebrated very religiously with a special mass led by the pope. Catholics from all over the world, but especially Italian Catholics, come to Vatican City to participate in these celebrations.

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Epiphany Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Assumption of Mary Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic