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Assumption of Mary in Colombia

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.

Is Assumption of Mary a Public Holiday?

Assumption of Mary is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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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Assumption of Mary Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010MonAug 16Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2011MonAug 15Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2012MonAug 20Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2013MonAug 19Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2014MonAug 18Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2015MonAug 17Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2016MonAug 15Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2017MonAug 21Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2018MonAug 20Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2019MonAug 19Assumption of MaryNational holiday
2020MonAug 17Assumption of MaryNational holiday

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