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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Assumption of Mary Assumption Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead All Souls' Day - Day of the Dead Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Feast of the Immaculate Conception Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Epiphany Epiphany - Three Kings Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Ascension Day Ascension Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Pentecost / Whit Sunday Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Religious/Beliefs Christianity