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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 1, 2018
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a liturgical feast day honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary’s motherhood in the wake of the birth of the baby Jesus Christ. This holiday is also the Octave of Christmas, or the 8th day of Christmas. Please note: since the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God on January 1, 2018 falls on a Monday this year, it is not observed as a Holy Day of Obligation.