Michaelmas 2022

Michaelmas

When is Michaelmas 2022

Michaelmas 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022


When is Michaelmas 2023

Michaelmas 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Why we celebrate Michaelmas?

Michaelmas is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians in honour of the archangel Michael. Michael is one of the strongest of the archangels, having defeated Lucifer in the war in the heavens. He protects people from the advancing darkness in which evil lurks. Non-believers also celebrate this feast. It serves as a landmark for agriculture. After all, the date of the celebration is close to the harvest period in many countries. That is why there are omens and various beliefs associated with this date.

The celebration of Michaelmas first began in the fourth century in the Eastern Church. The Western church joined the celebration a century later. The Archangel Michael is the protector of the Christian church. Believers venerate him for his strength, protection and victory over Lucifer. The Roman Catholic Church also honours the other archangels on this day – Gabriel and Raphael.

What Do People Do?

St Michael is considered the patron saint of security personnel. The Catholic Church holds a Blue Mass for police and military personnel and a Red Mass for lawyers. Masses are traditionally held in the UK, USA and Ireland. In Ireland there are pilgrimages to St Michael’s holy wells. The Eastern Church links Michaelmas with superstition and prejudice. Since the Middle Ages, European peasants have believed in omens associated with this day. They gather the harvest and prepare for winter. This has to do with the date of Michaelmas, which is close to the date of the equinox. In England there is a tradition of eating geese and treating people to them to attract good luck and financial prosperity.

In many cultures there is a legend that Michaelmas is the last day to pick blackberries. Lucifer fell from heaven onto a blackberry bush while he was fighting Michael. Lucifer became angry at the prickly bush, spat on it and trampled on it. In some legends he even urinated on blackberries.

How to Celebrate Michaelmas?

Michaelmas is celebrated annually in the Christian churches. The dates of the celebration depend on the calendar used in the Christian branches, so they vary. The Western Church celebrates the feast on 29 September according to the Gregorian calendar. The Eastern Church celebrates on 8 November according to the Julian calendar.

Michaelmas Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Sunday 29 September 2019 Michaelmas
Tuesday 29 September 2020 Michaelmas
Wednesday 29 September 2021 Michaelmas
Thursday 29 September 2022 Michaelmas
Friday 29 September 2023 Michaelmas
Sunday 29 September 2024 Michaelmas
Monday 29 September 2025 Michaelmas
Tuesday 29 September 2026 Michaelmas
Wednesday 29 September 2027 Michaelmas
Friday 29 September 2028 Michaelmas
Saturday 29 September 2029 Michaelmas
Sunday 29 September 2030 Michaelmas
Monday 29 September 2031 Michaelmas
Wednesday 29 September 2032 Michaelmas

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List of Common Holidays in 2022

Date Holiday Type
January 2022    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2022 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2022 Christian
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2022 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2022 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2022 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2022 Jewish
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2022 National holiday
February 2022    
Feb 1 - Fri National Freedom Day 2022 Observance
Feb 1 - Fri National Wear Red Day 2022 Observance
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2022 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2022 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2022 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2022 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2022 National holiday
March 2022    
Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2022 Observance
Mar 1 - Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2022 Observance
Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2022 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2022 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2022 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2022 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2022 Observance
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2022 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2022 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2022 Hindu
April 2022    
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2022 Observance
Apr 3 - Wed Isra and Mi'raj 2022 Muslim
Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2022 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2022 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2022 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2022 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2022 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2022 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2022 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Holy Saturday 2022 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2022 Jewish
Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2022 Muslim
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2022 Christian
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2022 Observance
Apr 22 - Mon Easter Monday 2022 Christian
Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2022 Observance
Apr 25 - Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2022 Observance
Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2022 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2022 Observance
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2022 Jewish
Apr 28 - Sun Orthodox Easter 2022 Orthodox Christian
May 2022    
May 1 - Wed May Day 2022 Observance
May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2022 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2022 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2022 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2022 Observance
May 6 - Mon Ramadan starts 2022 Muslim
May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2022 Observance
May 15 - Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2022 Observance
May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2022 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2022 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2022 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2022 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2022 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
June 2022    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2022 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2022 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2022 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2022 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2022 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2022 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2022 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2022 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2022 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2022 Season
July 2022    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2022 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2022 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2022 Observance
August 2022    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2022 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2022 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2022 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2022 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2022 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2022 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2022 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2022 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2022 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2022 Muslim
September 2022    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2022 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2022 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2022 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2022 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2022 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2022 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2022 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2022 Jewish
October 2022    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2022 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2022 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2022 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2022 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Sukkot 2022 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2022 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2022 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2022 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2022 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2022 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2022 Observance
November 2022    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2022 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2022 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2022 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2022 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2022 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2022 Observance
December 2022    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2022 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2022 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2022 Christian
Dec 7 - Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2022 Observance
Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2022 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2022 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2022 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2022 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2022 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2022 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2022 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2022 Observance

 


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