Friday penance on feast days?

With Christmas occuring next Friday and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God occurring the following Friday, I was wondering if abstinence from meat or other forms of penance was required on those days? In short, must we perform acts of penance on feast days?

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No. Fasting and abstinence should not be observed on solemnities. They are days for feasting!

Nope. Sundays and Solemnities are never days of abstinace, fasting, or other penance. :thumbsup:

But this is for solemnities only. Ho-hum feasts amd memorials do not qualify.:dts:

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