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Vatican City (Holy See)

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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.

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ascension Day Ascension Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Pentecost / Whit Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Assumption Day Assumption of Mary Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Epiphany - Three Kings Day Epiphany Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs