Religious Holidays Quiz

Angels A to Z, 2nd Edition
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In the Catholic tradition, what holidays are associated with angels?

  • Before the church calendar was reformed in 1969, each of the three angels mentioned in the Bible had his own feast day.
  • After, St. Michaelís feast become a combined holiday (like Presidentís Day) that is now the celebration of all the angels.
  • The two are celebrated on October 2 and September 29.
  • The Ethiopian and Egyptian Orthodox churches also celebrate the fourth archangel, Uriel.


In the Catholic tradition, there are two holy days (the source of our word holiday) associated with angels: the Feast of Guardian Angels, celebrated on October 2, and St. Michael and All Angels (often called Michaelmas), celebrated on September 29. Before the church calendar was reformed in 1969, each of the three angels mentioned in the Bible had his own feast day, Gabriel on March 24, Raphael on October 24, and Michael on September 29. St. Michaelís feast has thus become a combined holiday (like Presidentís Day) that is now the celebration of all the angels. Interestingly, the Ethiopian and Egyptian Orthodox churches celebrate a feast on July 28 in honor of the fourth archangel, Uriel.

From Angels A to Z, Second Edition by Evelyn Dorothy Oliver and James R. Lewis, (c) 2008 Visible Ink Press(R).

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