When Is the Baptism of the Lord?

Find Out When the Baptism of the Lord Is Celebrated in This and Other Years

The Baptism of Christ - Navarrete el Mudo
The Baptism of Christ - Navarrete el Mudo. Wikimedia Commons

The Baptism of the Lord commemorates Christ's Baptism by St. John the Baptist. When is the Baptism of the Lord?

How Is the Date of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Determined?

Traditionally, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord was celebrated on January 13, the octave day of Epiphany. In the current liturgical calendar, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday after January 6. However, in countries (such as the United States) where the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to Sunday (see When Is Epiphany?

for more details), sometimes the two feasts will fall on the same day. In those years, the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following day (Monday).

When Is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord This Year?

The Baptism of the Lord will be celebrated on the following day this year:

  • The Baptism of the Lord 2017: Sunday, January 8, 2017 (transferred to Monday, January 9, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 8)

When Is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in Future Years?

Here are the dates on which the Baptism of the Lord will be celebrated next year and in future years:

  • The Baptism of the Lord 2018: Sunday, January 7, 2018 (transferred to Monday, January 8, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 7)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2019: Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2020: Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2021: Sunday, January 10, 2021
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2022: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2023: Sunday, January 8, 2023 (transferred to Monday, January 9, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 8)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2024: Sunday, January 7, 2024 (transferred to Monday, January 8, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 7)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2025: Sunday, January 12, 2025
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2026: Sunday, January 11, 2026
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2027: Sunday, January 10, 2027
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2028: Sunday, January 9, 2028
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2029: Sunday, January 7, 2029 (transferred to Monday, January 8, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 7)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2030: Sunday, January 13, 2030

When Was the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in Previous Years?

Here are the dates when the Baptism of the Lord fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • The Baptism of the Lord 2007: Sunday, January 7, 2007 (transferred to Monday, January 8, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 7)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2008: Sunday, January 13, 2008
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2009: Sunday, January 11, 2009
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2010: Sunday, January 10, 2010
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2011: Sunday, January 9, 2011
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2012: Sunday, January 8, 2012 (transferred to Monday, January 9, in the United States and other countries where the celebration of Epiphany was transferred to Sunday, January 8)
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2013: Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2014: Sunday, January 12, 2014
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2015: Sunday, January 11, 2015
  • The Baptism of the Lord 2016: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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