2021 Christian Holidays in India
Christian Holidays 2021 in India by AstroSage offers a detailed list of popular 2021 Christian Festivals, religious observances and local festivals celebrated by Christians all over the nation. Discover some trivial information about 2021 Christian Holidays and find out their significance in the realm of Christianity. Know the correct Christian holidays 2021 date and day of observance and find out more about rituals being carried out on those days.
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List of Christian Holidays 2021 in India
|01 January 2021||Friday||New Year’s Day|
|06 January 2021||Wednesday||Epiphany|
|20 March 2021||Saturday||March Equinox|
|28 March 2021||Sunday||Palm Sunday|
|1 April 2021||Thursday||Maundy Thursday|
|2 April 2021||Friday||Good Friday|
|4 April 2021||Sunday||Easter Sunday|
|23 May 2021 (Western) 20 June 2021 (Eastern)||Sunday||Feast of Pentecost|
|06 September 2021||Monday||Feast of Saint Teresa of Calcutta|
|15 August 2021||Sunday||Feast of the Blessed Virgin|
|31 October 2021||Sunday||Halloween|
|29 November 2021||Monday||Hanukkah Begins|
|6 December 2021||Monday||Last day of Hanukkah|
|24 December 2021||Friday||Christmas Eve|
|25 December 2021||Saturday||Christmas Day|
|26 December 2021||Sunday||Boxing Day|
|26 December 2021||Sunday||Feast of Holy Family|
|31 December 2021||Friday||New Year's Eve|
With a detailed table of Christian Holidays in 2021, below we have described the origin of Christianity and some of the popular 2021 Christian Festivals and other religious observances celebrated by Indians and Christians all around the globe.
2021 Christian Festivals As Per Christian Calendar 2021
Here are some of the popular Christian Holidays observed with great excitement in India as well as worldwide. All of these holidays and festivals are listed as per the Christian Calendar 2021.
Epiphany, as per the scriptures in Christianity, is the Feast Day that commemorates the revelation of Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, this day is associated with the visit of the Magi to Jerusalem to witness the birth of Christ. This is also known as the Three Kings’ Day. As per Eastern Christianity, this day commemorates Jesus’ Baptism. In India, this day is celebrated as the Three Kings’ Festival, and majorly in the state of Goa, Epiphany is known as Festa dos Reis. Street processions are held on this occasion, and Mass is conducted in the Churches.
The second event to make it to the list of 2021 Christian Holidays is Palm Sunday. As per the 2021 Christian Calendar, Palm Sunday 2021 date is 28 March. It is believed that on this very day, Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem with Palm trees being laid out for him on his way in before his crucifixion as per canonical Gospels. On this special occasion, priests bless the palm trees and distribute the Palm leaves after the Mass.
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Another Christian Holiday 2021 in India is Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday. This is a part of the Holy Week and commemorates the day when Jesus Christ spent his last moments with his beloved disciples and took part in the grand feast, known as the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. The service supper is conducted in the evening, and as per the customs, Christians visit Fourteen Churches, fast throughout the day and perform ceremonial rites.
One of the most significant Christian festivals 2021 in India is Good Friday, the day which commemorates the death of Jesus Christ at the Cavalry and his painful crucifixion. Good Friday is known by different names such as Black Friday, Holy Friday and Great Friday. It is a day of mourning, due to which people observe fast, attend Church prayers and perform the ritualistic walk of the Stations of the Cross. In several parts of India, kites are flown to symbolise the death of Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday is one of the most important Christian Holidays in 2021 and holds high significance in Christianity. As mentioned in the Christian Calendar 2021, Easter Sunday Date in 2021 is 04 April. This day marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion as per Biblical reserves. This is considered as a joyous occasion, where people prepare lip-smacking dishes, fast the preceding day, attend Morning Church Mass and pray for prosperity. Chocolate Eggs are prepared in the shape of Easter Bunny, and Easter Eggs Hunt is commonly carried out.
Feast of Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa is a philanthropic personality known worldwide and highly adored and respected for her humanitarian approach, loving heart and motherly love for people of all kinds, races and colours. The Feast of Saint Teresa of Calcutta commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa and is observed as a day of feast. This day is celebrated by performing the following activities:
- Praying the "Flying Novena"
- Read more about the life of Mother Teresa
- Perform charity and donations
One of the most popular and westernised 2021 Christina Holidays in India is Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, All Saints’ Eve and much more. This day honours the saints, ancestors, martyrs and dead souls and commemorates the All Hallows’ Tide. People organise Halloween-themed parties, costume parties, go out for Trick-o-Treat, bake sweets and cook delicious meals and perform ritualistic activities to mark the occasion.
Christmas marks the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ and is celebrated with great passion, excitement and joy among Christinas and Non-Christians all over India. Christmas 2021 Date as per Christian Calendar 2021 is 25 December, Saturday. This is known to be one of the main 2021 Christian Festivals. People decorate their houses with lights, Christmas Trees and Christmas decorations, witness the Nativity Scenes in theatres or Churches whereas kids eagerly wait for Santa Claus to come and give their presents.
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One of the Christian holidays 2021 mentioned in the Christian Calendar 2021 is Boxing Day, which falls on the very next day after Christmas. This holiday is widely observed by Christians residing in the state of Telangana. As per religious scriptures, it is believed that on this very day, the servants were treated with boxes of gifts and presents from their employers or masters after they were leaving for their homes back to their families.
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