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    June 29, 2016

    St Peter and Paul

    Last Year (2015) Monday, June 29
    Present Year (2016) Wednesday, June 29
    Next Year (2017) Thursday, June 29                  

     

    St Peter and Paul is the feast that honours Catholic Saints Peter and Paul.  In Rome, this day is declared as an annual public holiday and is celebrated with various rituals as per the Catholic Church’s people.  A wide range of activities and events are performed which includes music, entertainment, fireworks and fairs.

    In Rome, this feast occupies a religious importance and is celebrated with gaiety and joy.  The highlights of the day make people familiar with the life and history of St Peter and Paul. St. Peter was a patron of the fisherman, and St. Paul was known for his hand craft St Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus shortly after Jesus Christ’s death.

    This day is dedicated to two of the most well-known saints and is often spoken of as the two men most responsible for spreading the Christian message in the days of the early church. The reason of celebrating both on the same day is they were two of the most well-known saints and are often spoken of as the two men most responsible for spreading the Christian message in the days of the early church.

    The feast of St. Peter and Paul is one of the oldest festivals observed by Christians and is celebrated all over the world to commemorate the martyrdom of the two saints. The traditions, custom and activities for celebrating this event depend on upon the country to country.  In many Churches special masses are held to highlight the importance of the day.

    Talking about the Coastal and island communities, then they decorate their boats and wharfs to give praise to St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.

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