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Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Cyprus

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 the Virgin Mary a Public Holiday?

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

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

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Assumption of the Virgin Mary Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010SunAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2011MonAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2012WedAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2013ThuAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2014FriAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2015SatAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2016MonAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2017TueAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2018WedAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2019ThuAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday
2020SatAug 15Assumption of the Virgin MaryNational holiday

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