LONGOBUCCO OTTO DICEMBRE 2015
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Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Mary’s holy and immaculate conception, Carmen Thyssen Museum Anonymous, Oil on canvas.
Observed by Roman Catholic Church
Significance Belief in the most pure and sinless conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary without Original Sin
Celebrations Festive pageantry, grand fireworks, cultural dancing, ethnic foods
Observances Mass and other liturgical celebrations
Date December 8
Next time 8 December 2015
Related to Nativity of Mary
A modern statue of the Immaculate Conception atop a public square in the main street of Košice, Slovakia.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed 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. It is one of the most important Marian feasts celebrated in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church celebrated worldwide.
By Pontifical designation and decree, it is the patronal feast day of Argentina, Brazil, Korea, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Spain, the United States and Uruguay. By royal decree, it is also designated by as the Patroness of Portugal. It is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church as well as a few other closely related Christian churches.
On this day since 1854, the Holy See through the Sacred Congregation of Rites grants the Spanish crown the expressed privilege of permitting blue vestments for their present and former territories. Since 1953, the Pope as Bishop of Rome visits the Column of the Immaculate Conception in Piazza di Spagna to offer expiatory prayers commemorating the solemn event.
The feast was first solemnized as a Holy Day of Obligation on 6 December 1708 under the Papal Bull Commissi Nobis Divinitus by Pope Clement XI and is often celebrated with Holy Mass, parades, fireworks, processions, ethnic foods, and cultural festivities in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is generally considered a Family day, especially in many Catholic countries.
MARTEDI 8 DICEMBRE
MESSA IN PIAZZA
IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE L’ULTIMA FOTO è DELLA SERA PRIMA IL 7 DIC VERSO LE NOVE.