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Dormition of the Holy Virgin in Greece

The feast day of the Assumption of Mary celebrates the Christian belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death It is celebrated on or around August 15 in many countries, particularly in parts of Europe and South America. It's also called the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God (in the eastern countries), or the Feast of the Assumption.

Assumption of Mary
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary commemorates the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
The feast day of the Assumption of Mary commemorates the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven.
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Dormition of the Holy Virgin Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
SunAug 152010Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
MonAug 152011Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
WedAug 152012Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
ThuAug 152013Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
FriAug 152014Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
SatAug 152015Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
MonAug 152016Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
TueAug 152017Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
WedAug 152018Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
ThuAug 152019Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday
SatAug 152020Dormition of the Holy VirginPublic holiday

Quick Facts

The feast day of the Assumption of Mary, also known as Assumption Day, is the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother Mary, according to Christian tradition. It is celebrated annually on or around August 15 although some countries celebrate the day at other times of the year.

Dormition of the Holy Virgin 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dormition of the Holy Virgin 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Fun Holiday on August 15, 2016

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