Feast of the Immaculate Conception | Sunday, 8 | December | 2019

Feast of the Immaculate Conception | Sunday, 8 | December | 2019

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September 8. Wikipedia
 
Date: Sunday, 8 December, 2019
Observances: Mass and other liturgical celebrations
Observed by: Roman Catholic Church
Significance: Belief in the most pure and sinless conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary without Original Sin

What Do People Do?

Many churches, especially the Catholic Church, in the United States hold special services (or masses) to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on or close to December 8. The feast focuses on the concept that the Virgin Mary was conceived without sin. Many churches that observe the Feast of the Immaculate Conception are busy preparing for it prior to its occurrence.

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a legal holiday in Guam, known as Our Lady of Camarin Day, commemorating a small wooden statue known as Our Lady of Camarin (Santa Marian Kamalen). The statue is found in the Agana Cathedral Basilica. It has been tradition since the early 1900s for the statue to be taken down, groomed and placed on a cart, which is then pulled into Hagåtña, Guam’s capital. This statue leads a procession, in which people pray in various languages to honor Jesus through his mother Mary.

Public Life

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a public holiday in Guam, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States. However, this event is not a nationwide public holiday in the United States.

Source>https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/immaculate-conception

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