Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is a Catholic feast day that celebrates St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. The feast is celebrated on October 4th because that is the day of St. Francis’s death in 1226.
This day is celebrated in many different ways around the world. The most important celebration takes place in Assisi, Italy where a two day festival and important religious services are held each year. Many people around the world take their pets to church to be blessed on this day as St. Francis was a lover of animals.