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Day of the Assumption of Mary in Holy See (Vatican City)

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.

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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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Day of the Assumption of Mary Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday type
SatAug 152009Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
SunAug 152010Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
MonAug 152011Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
WedAug 152012Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
ThuAug 152013Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
FriAug 152014Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
SatAug 152015Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
MonAug 152016Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
TueAug 152017Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
WedAug 152018Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
ThuAug 152019Day of the Assumption of MaryNational holiday
SatAug 152020Day of the Assumption of MaryNational 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.

Day of the Assumption of Mary 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day of the Assumption of Mary 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

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