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What is Reformation Day?

Reformation Day is a day set aside to recognize, remember, and celebrate the Protestant Reformation. In some countries, it is observed as an official holiday. It remembers Martin Luther and the central role he played in the reform movement that split the western church of Rome.

Today, United Methodists celebrate Reformation Day with a sense of moving toward unity and community. Though we are not descendants of Luther, both John and Charles Wesley were priests in the Church of England, so our roots are deep in the Anglican tradition.

Reformation Day is October 31 of every year, and is most often observed today on the Sunday prior to October 31.

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Reformation Day: What, Why, and Resources for Worship