When is Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2023?

Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2023 is on Friday 8th Dec, 2023 (08/12/2023) in 1339 days

What is Feast of the Immaculate Conception?

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The 8th of December marks the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – a holiday that is observed in several countries since the eighth century, such as Italy, Argentina, Spain, and Chile. It is also considered as a day of obligation for Roman Catholics; entailing the attendance of church.

The notion behind the day often perplexes many people. It is a misconception that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the day Jesus was conceived, but rather, it is the day that the Virgin Mary was conceived. Ergo, the day celebrates the mother of Jesus, and the doctrine that she was preserved from original sin her entire life.

The holiday had been a topic of debate since its inception; the belief that in this context the term “immaculate” conveys that the Blessed Mother was born without original sin caused controversy amongst numerous theological scholars. Nevertheless, in the year 1854, Pope Pious IX settled the contention by proclaiming this belief as a substantial tenet of the Roman Catholic Church.

Noteworthy, in 2017, President Duterte of the archipelagic country, the Republic of the Philippines, promulgated the Feast of Immaculate Conception as a national holiday – a tribute to the ardent devotion of Filipinos to the mother of Jesus. Notwithstanding, it has now become a special working day, instead.

Dates for Feast of the Immaculate Conception from 2015 to 2024

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When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2024SundayDec 8th in 1705 days
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2023FridayDec 8th in 1339 days
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2022ThursdayDec 8th in 974 days
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2021WednesdayDec 8th in 609 days
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2020TuesdayDec 8th in 244 days
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2019SundayDec 8th 121 days ago
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2018SaturdayDec 8th 486 days ago
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2017FridayDec 8th 851 days ago
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2016ThursdayDec 8th 1216 days ago
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2015TuesdayDec 8th 1582 days ago
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Start DateDec 8, 2023
When? Starts in 1339 days
Duration1 Day
Type Christian Holidays

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