When Is the Annunciation?

Find the date of the Annunciation in this and other years

The Annunciation, 1506
The Annunciation, 1506. Andrea Solario/Getty Images

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 Our Lord. When is the Annunciation?

How Is the Date of the Feast of the Annunciation Determined?

The Annunciation always falls on March 25, exactly nine months before the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. However, the celebration of the feast is transferred to a different date if it falls on a Sunday of Lent, during Holy Week, or during the octave of Easter.

The Church considers Masses for the Sundays of Lent, any time in Holy Week, and any time from Easter through the Sunday after Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) to be so important that even this Marian feast cannot replace one of them. So, when the Annunciation falls on a Sunday in Lent (before Palm Sunday), it is transferred to the following Monday. If it falls on Palm Sunday or on any day in Holy Week, it is transferred to Low Monday, the Monday after the Sunday after Easter.

When Is the Feast of the Annunciation This Year?

Here is the day of the week on which the Annunciation falls (and the day and date on which it will be celebrated) this year:

  • Annunciation 2017: Saturday, March 25, 2017

When Is the Feast of the Annunciation in Future Years?

Here is the day of the week on which the Annunciation falls (and the day and date on which it will be celebrated) next year and in future years:

  • Annunciation 2018: Sunday, March 25, 2018 (transferred to Monday, April 9, 2018)
  • Annunciation 2019: Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Annunciation 2020: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Annunciation 2021: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Annunciation 2022: Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Annunciation 2023: Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • Annunciation 2024: Monday, March 25, 2024 (transferred to Monday, April 8, 2024)
  • Annunciation 2025: Tuesday, March 25, 2025
  • Annunciation 2026: Wednesday, March 25, 2026
  • Annunciation 2027: Thursday, March 25, 2027 (transferred to Monday, April 5, 2027)
  • Annunciation 2028: Saturday, March 25, 2028
  • Annunciation 2029: Sunday, March 25, 2029 (transferred to Monday, April 9, 2029)
  • Annunciation 2030: Monday, March 25, 2030

When Was the Feast of the Annunciation in Previous Years?

Here are the dates when Annunciation fell (and the day and date on which it was celebrated) in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • Annunciation 2007: Sunday, March 25, 2007 (transferred to Monday, March 26, 2007)
  • Annunciation 2008: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (transferred to Monday, March 31, 2008)
  • Annunciation 2009: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
  • Annunciation 2010: Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • Annunciation 2011: Friday, March 25, 2011
  • Annunciation 2012: Sunday, March 25, 2012 (transferred to Monday, March 26, 2012)
  • Annunciation 2013: Monday, March 25, 2013 (transferred to Monday, April 8, 2013)
  • Annunciation 2014: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Annunciation 2015: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
  • Annunciation 2016: Friday, March 25, 2016 (transferred to Monday, April 4, 2016)

More on the Annunciation

When Is . . .

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Richert, Scott P. "When Is the Annunciation?" ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/when-is-the-annunciation-541616. Richert, Scott P. (2017, February 10). When Is the Annunciation? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/when-is-the-annunciation-541616 Richert, Scott P. "When Is the Annunciation?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/when-is-the-annunciation-541616 (accessed December 17, 2017).