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Knights Hospitaller Day

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Date:
February 15

A Chivalric Humanism holiday for celebrating the founding of the Knights Hospitaller on February 15th, 1113. Per the ‘Pie postulatio voluntatis’ (Most Pious Request) Papal bull issued by Pope Paschal II, the Knights Hospitaller were formally recognized as a sovereign knightly order. We celebrate this day because the moral ideas of the Knights Hospitaller inspired other orders of knighthood and heavily influenced the concept of chivalry. Without this knightly order the ideas of Chivalric Humanism would not exist.

This day may be celebrated in any way that honors the memory and achievements of the Knights Hospitaller order that operated in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages.