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A Kalendar of Days

Religious and Secular Holidays celebrated in Agincourt, Iowa¹

JANUARY

01 — New Year’s Day (in the Gregorian Calendar)

MF — MLK Jr Day (third Monday in January)

FEBRUARY

14 — Feast Day of Valentinus of Rome, saint and martyr, patron of (among other things) beekeepers

MF — Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February)

23 — Feast Day of Baldomerus of Lyon, patron saint of locksmiths; known for his personal piety, charity and simple living

MARCH

APRIL

16 — Feast Day of Drogo, saint and hermit, patron of unattractive people, shepherds (but not goatherds), and of coffeehouses

MF — Arbor Day (the last Friday in April)

MAY

15 — Feast Day of Dymphna, saint and martyr, patron of the criminally insane

JUNE

16 — Feast Day of Ahab, saint and martyr, patron of pirates and obsessive-compulsives

JULY

04 — Independence Day (United States)

14 — Bastille Day (France)

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

18 — Feast Day of Ferreolus, saint and martyr (with his brother Ferrutio), patron of sick poultry

MF — Rosh Hashanah (New Year for Jews); the end of second day of Tishrei

MF — Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement); tenth day of Tishrei

MF — Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year) or رأس السنة الهجرية; may occur during August, September, or October

OCTOBER

14 — Indigenous Peoples’ Day [MF]

25 — Feast Day of Saint Crispin, patron of leatherworkers and sado-masochists; also Founders Day in Agincourt

31 — All Hallows’ Even

NOVEMBER

01 — All Saints’ Day

02 — All Souls’ Day

DECEMBER

25 — Christmas Day (in the Gregorian Calendar)

31 — New Year’s Eve (in the Gregorian Calendar)

¹ MF = a movable feast, often dependent on the Lunar Calendar; consult your local clergy or ccivil alendar

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