Liechtenstein is a principality where the National Day is Assumption Day, commemorating the taking up of Mary’s body to Heaven. So it is not surprising to find that Immaculate Conception is also a public holiday. Liechtenstein abounds with holidays, and many of them are also Roman Catholic holy days.
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Immaculate Conception celebrates the Catholic belief in the sinless conception of the Virgin Mary on 8 December, which is exactly 9 months before the feast called Nativity of Mary on 8 September. Incidentally, it is also taught that Mary conceived Jesus in her womb exactly 9 months to the day before Jesus was born on 25 December.
Many in Liechtenstein consider Immaculate Conception a “family day” and spend time with family at home. They also feast, see processions, attend mass, and may watch some fireworks.