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St. Stephen’s Day (Ireland) – December 26, 2023

Saint Stephen’s Day is celebrated on 26 December in Western Christianity and 27 December in Eastern Christianity. The day is a Christian saint’s day to commemorate Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr or protomartyr. As per the Julian calendar, The Eastern Orthodox churches mark Saint Stephen’s Day on 27 December. In Latin Christian denominations, Saint Stephen’s Day commemorates the second day of Christmastide.

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Saint Stephen’s Day is the 2nd day of Christmastide and is observed in honour of one of the first Christian martyrs, Saint Stephen. He was stoned to death in 36 AD.

Saint Stephen’s Day – Dates by Countries

  • 25 December (Armenia)
  • 26 December (Western)
  • 27 December (Eastern – Gregorian calendar)
  • 7 January (Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem)
  • 9 January (Eastern – Julian calendar)

Saint Stephen’s Day As a holiday in Countries

  • It is an official public holiday in Alsace-Moselle, Austria, the Balearic Islands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Catalonia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, Switzerland and Newfoundland.
  • The date is also a public holiday in those countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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Is St. Stephen’s Day a public holiday?

Yes, it is a public holiday.

What is the most celebrated holiday in Ireland?

St. Patrick’s Day is the most popular Irish holiday and celebrates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.


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