Holidays in Vatican City 2023

There are 16 public holidays in Vatican City (Holy See) in 2023, five of which fall on weekends.

New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.

Epiphany, also called Three Kings' Day, is an important religious festival celebrating the visit of the three kings. It is celebrated on April 6, 2023.

Lateran Treaty Day
Lateran Treaty Day, observed on February 11, 2023, is a public holiday in Vatican City, and it is observed on February 11 each year. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when the Lateran Treaty being signed in 1929.

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis
The Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis is a public holiday in Vatican City observed on March 13, 2023. The holiday marks the election of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013.

St. Joseph's Day
St. Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary and stepfather of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph's Day is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity. It is a public holiday observed on March 19, 2023.

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is an important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is a public holiday in many countries. In 2023, it falls on April 9.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and it is the Monday after Easter Sunday. It is observed on April 10, 2023.

St. George's Day
St. George's Day, observed on April 23, 2023, commemorates the day when St. George was tortured on the wheel. Saint George was venerated as a saint in Christianity. There is little information on the early life of St. George, but many historians believe he was born into a noble family and his parents were both Christians.

St. Joseph the Worker
There are two feast days for Saint Joseph. The first one is St. Joseph Day, which is celebrated on March 19 commemorating Saint Joseph being Mary's husband and foster father of Jesus. The second is St. Joseph the Worker, observed on May 1 celebrating Saint Joseph being the Worker. The holiday falls on May 1, 2023.

St. Peter and Paul's Day
The Feast of St. Peter and Paul, observed on June 29, 2023, commemorates the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. Saint Paul was not one of the Twelve Apostles, but he was a Christian apostle who spread the teachings of Jesus in the first century.

Assumption Day
Assumption Day commemorates the day that the bodily taking up of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven. The holiday is observed on August 15 and 16, 2023.

All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day is observed on November 1, 2023, and commemorates all the saints from Christian history, including those known and unknown.

Immaculate Conception Day
The holiday is observed on December 8, 2023, and it celebrates the Virgin Mary has been free of original sin from the moment of her conception.

Christmas Day
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.

St. Stephen's Day
St. Stephen's Day is observed on December 26, 2023, a holiday commemorating the life of St. Stephen, a Christian deacon and the first Christian martyr.

The following is the list of public holidays in Vatican City 2023.

New Year's DayJan 01, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
EpiphanyJan 06, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Lateran Treaty DayFeb 11, 2023SaturdayPublic Holiday
Anniversary of the
Election of Pope Francis
Mar 13, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. Joseph's DayMar 19, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Easter SundayApr 09, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
Easter MondayApr 10, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. George's DayApr 23, 2023SundayPublic Holiday
St. Joseph the WorkerMay 01, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. Peter and Paul's DayJun 29, 2023ThursdayPublic Holiday
Assumption DayAug 15, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday
Assumption Day HolidayAug 16, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
All Saints' DayNov 01, 2023WednesdayPublic Holiday
Immaculate Conception DayDec 08, 2023FridayPublic Holiday
Christmas DayDec 25, 2023MondayPublic Holiday
St. Stephen's DayDec 26, 2023TuesdayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Vatican City (Holy See) in 2023.

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