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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

When is The Assumption of Mary in 2018?

The Assumption of Mary in 2018 is on the Wednesday, 15th of Aug (8/15/2018).

The Assumption of Mary is on the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : The Assumption of Mary

  • Date: Aug 15, 2018
  • National
  • Also Called: The Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Celebrations: Prayer, Fireworks, Light decoration, Feast
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The Assumption of Mary is a Christian festival celebrated every year on 15th August in most part of the world. Christians believe, on this day the Virgin Mary "having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."

In ancient culture The Assumption of Mary is celebrated by public illumination and night time bonfires. In some other cultures people throw coins from their window down into the street and considered it as an idea of prosperity. There are many symbolic images and pictures associated with that event. Most people believed the color blue is associated with the Virgin Mary as it is the color of Heaven and symbolizes truth and clarity. Christians mostly associate Lily with the Virgin Mary because it is the symbol of purity, simplicity and divinity.

Different countries in the world celebrate The Assumption of Mary in different ways. In Italy and in the United States it is celebrated by decorating streets with different colors of light and firework displays. In Rome the bowing procession is the most important event of the day. People take the statue of the Virgin Mary through beautiful archways of flowers to a group of people that hold a statue of Christ symbolizing his awaiting for her to arrive in Heaven. In Brazil the feast called "Our lady of Navigators" is very popular. In Italy people take rides through the lakes in which they sprinkle roses and water over them and is considered as a symbol of prosperity. This Day is also considered as a monumental holiday in France.

The Assumption of Mary is a very popular summer festival in Greece and some of its surrounding islands. In the country of Andorra it is a widely celebrated festival where natives pray for the Mother; it also has become a national holiday in Andorra. This Day also became a public holiday in Guatemala where people and their families hand out gifts, food and other items as well as have parties, elaborate feasts and just enjoy spending time together. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated by the Christian community all over the world through many different traditions and customs. This festival is a sign of love and harmony, and is respected as a sacred festival.

The Assumption of Mary Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Aug 15, 2012
  • Thu
  • Aug 15, 2013
  • Fri
  • Aug 15, 2014
  • Sat
  • Aug 15, 2015
  • Mon
  • Aug 15, 2016
  • Tue
  • Aug 15, 2017
  • Wed
  • Aug 15, 2018

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 06, 2018Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 07, 2018Jan 07Baptism of the Jesus
FridayFriFeb 02, 2018Feb 02Candlemas
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Ash Wednesday
SaturdaySatMar 17, 2018Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
MondayMonMar 19, 2018Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunMar 25, 2018Mar 25Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuMar 29, 2018Mar 29Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
MondayMonApr 23, 2018Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunMay 20, 2018May 20Pentecost
SundaySunMay 27, 2018May 27Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuMay 31, 2018May 31Corpus Christi
FridayFriJun 15, 2018Jun 15Saint Vladimir
FridayFriJun 29, 2018Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
WednesdayWedJul 25, 2018Jul 25St. James the Great Day
WednesdayWedAug 01, 2018Aug 01Lammas
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
FridayFriSep 14, 2018Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SaturdaySatSep 29, 2018Sep 29Michael and All Angels
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31All Hallows Eve
ThursdayThuNov 01, 2018Nov 01All Saints' Day
FridayFriNov 02, 2018Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 25, 2018Nov 25Christ the King
FridayFriNov 30, 2018Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 02, 2018Dec 02Advent - first Sunday
ThursdayThuDec 06, 2018Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
MondayMonDec 24, 2018Dec 24Christmas Eve
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas
FridayFriDec 28, 2018Dec 28Holy Innocents
MondayMonDec 31, 2018Dec 31Watch Night