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When Is Annunciation 2013?

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The Annunciation, Central Russia, late 1800's. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)

The Annunciation, Central Russian icon, egg tempera on wood, late 1800's.

(Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)
Question: When Is Annunciation 2013?
The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the Angel Gabriel's appearance to the Virgin Mary, announcing that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God. What is the date of Annunciation 2013?
Answer: Normally, Annunciation would fall on Monday, March 25, 2013. However, since that is the Monday of Holy Week 2013, the celebration of Annunciation 2013 is transferred to the day after Divine Mercy Sunday 2013 (the octave of Easter 2013), which is Monday, April 8, 2013.

To find the date of the Annunciation in other years, see When Is the Annunciation?

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