St. Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
All Saints Day
St. Valentine's Day - No one is really sure
how this holiday became associated with love and lovers as most of us
perceive it. It is actually a day dedicated to two martyrs both named
Valentine. But it's nice to know that something so sad could bring so
much happiness to so many lovers!
Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday- Technically I wouldn't
consider this a christian holiday but it is associated with Ash Wednesday.
This is a day of celebration before the beginning of lent. This was
the day to use up all the fats that couldn't be used during the fast
of lent but has become a time to "stock up" on the sins you
will repent during lent.
Ash Wednesday- This day marks the beginning of the
forty days of lent. People of the Catholic faith are also marked on
their forehead by the burnt ashes of last year's palms.
St. Patrick's Day- While this holiday is celebrated
with a beer, parades and a button that says "kiss me I'm Irish"
it is to honor the patron saint of Ireland St. Patrick.
Palm Sunday- Observed the Sunday before Easter.
It is to commemorate when Jesus entered Jerusalem.
Good Friday- This is when Christians remember
the crucifixion of Christ.
Easter- This holiday celebrates Christ rising from
the dead. How the Easter Bunny got into it I don't think I'll ever figure
Ascension Day- Forty Days after the ressurection
this is the day when Christ ascended into the heavens.
Pentecost- This day is when the Holy Spirit
decended upon the apostles. Many Baptisms are performed on this day.
All Saints Day- A Roman Catholic holiday to
honor all saints.