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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the United States

The Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is becoming an increasingly popular Catholic feast in some American communities on December 12. It is dedicated to Jesus' mother Mary.

Is Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe a Public Holiday?

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Jesus' mother Mary is honored on the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

The popularity of this religious feast has grown particularly along the south-west of the US, including cities such as Los Angeles. It serves as a tribute to Jesus' mother Mary and is particularly celebrated by Americans of Mexican descent.

Public Life

Our Lady of Guadalupe Day is a religious observance, not a public holiday in the US.

About Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

The day is particularly special for Americans of Mexican heritage, as it honors the belief that Jesus' mother Mary, who is Mexico's patron saint, appeared to a man in Mexico City twice in 1531. Mexican Americans make up over 10% of the US population, with about 33.5 million Americans being listed as being of full or partial Mexican ancestry, according to the US Census Bureau 2011.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2016MonDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2017TueDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2018WedDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2019ThuDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2020SatDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2021SunDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2022MonDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2023TueDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2024ThuDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian
2025FriDec 12Feast of Our Lady of GuadalupeChristian

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