Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, June 29th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on June 29, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day is commemorated. The event is a liturgical feast day honoring two Christian martyrs, St. Peter and St. Paul. Although the church admits they were not executed at the same time, both were executed at the direction of the Roman emperor, Nero. The day selected is the traditional anniversary of their martyrdom and death. In Rome, the event is an important religious occasion, and the Catholic Church in England celebrates it with a feast. To honor the day, parishes across the world hold masses.

📆 When is Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day?

This year, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day is on June 29th. It is the 5th Thursday in June; in 2024, it is on Saturday.

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Did you know: St. Peter was one of the twelve apostles, as well as the first pope and the founder of the Roman Catholic Church.

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📜 History of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day

Emperor Nero commanded the execution of Saints Peter and Paul. It was believed that this incident took place between 64 and 68 A.D. Because St. Peter did not think he was deserving of being crucified with Jesus, he was executed head down. Paul’s exact cause of death was unknown, but most people thought he had been killed by being beheaded in Rome.

The public holiday known as Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day is observed in Rome, Ticino, Switzerland, and Malta. The United States and Canada do not observe it as a holy day of obligation, although the Latin Church, England, Scotland, and Wales do.

The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day public celebrations were postponed until 2021 as a result of the epidemic. Catholics were encouraged to observe the COVID limitations and celebrate at home.

To celebrate St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, Christians in coastal and island villages decorate their boats and docks on June 29.

☑️ Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day facts

St. Paul wrote 13 books
St. Paul is the author of 13 books in the New Testament.

Both patron saints
St. Peter and St. Paul are both the patron saints of Rome and are very important to the church.

St. Paul never met Jesus
St. Paul is a well-known apostle who propagated the message of Christ, although he never saw Jesus personally.

Things to do on Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day

Partake in the special service
Every parish has a special memorial mass for the day. Attend the religious occasion with someone important to you.

Attend the festival
There are various events to enjoy whether you are in Rome, Malta, England, or any other place where the feast is a Holy Day of Obligation! If you are unable to attend any of the festivals, you may watch the events online.

Meditate and pray
Praying helps to enhance our relationship with God. What better day to pray than on the feast day of two saints?

📅 Saint Peter and Saint Paul Day Observances

2022 June 29 Wednesday
2023 June 29 Thursday
2024 June 29 Saturday
2025 June 29 Sunday
2026 June 29 Monday

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