[quote="TBolt1000T, post:4, topic:222502"]
Ok...You completely lost me there...
My point is that holy days of obligation do not depend on whether you follow the modern calendar or the 1962 calendar. There is no such thing as a day which is not obligatory at a parish that follows the modern calendar, but is obligatory at the TLM parish down the street.
Why is that, since it's permitted for people to follow the old calendar if they choose? Because obligations do not come from the calendar itself. The calendar defines which feasts fall on which days, but the obligation to go to some of those feasts comes from canon law, and canon law is the same for everyone regardless of which form of the rite your attend. (Like I said: go ahead and check the calendar in the 1962 Missale; you'll see that it doesn't say anything about obligations.)
So it is not correct to reason, as some people do, "If Saint X's Day was a holy day of obligation in 1962, then it is a holy day of obligation at my TLM parish, since we follow the 1962 calendar." The obligation to go to Mass for certain feasts has nothing to do with the calendar. The feasts which require obligatory attendance are stated by canon law (and can be modified, with the Vatican's approval, by the conference of bishops), and using the old calendar does not make any feast obligatory that would not be for someone using the new calendar.
To put it differently, a person would also be mistaken to think, "I have to obey more days of obligation than my friends who go to the Novus Ordo, because I belong to a TLM parish." The days of obligation are the same for everyone, because they come from canon law, not from the form of the rite or the calendar that you follow.
I hope I've put that in a way that makes sense now. Every time a day comes up that is no longer obligatory but used to be (or where, like January 1 or All Souls, the obligation is dispensed when it falls on Saturday or Monday), someone pops up to announce that, no matter what other people are doing, they are obligated to go to Mass anyway because they follow the old calendar -- and, maybe, their TLM priest even announced last week that the obligation is still binding. This is completely false, but it causes a fair amount of confusion.
Needless to say, it is very commendable to go to Mass anyway! :)