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2021 Christian Holidays in India

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

Date Day Holiday
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

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.

Palm Sunday

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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Maundy Thursday

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.

Good Friday

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

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

Halloween

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 Day

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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Boxing Day

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.

We hope that you like this article of ours on Christian Holidays 2021 in India. May you have a prosperous New Year 2021 ahead!!

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