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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

When is The Assumption of Mary in 2023?

The Assumption of Mary in 2023 is on the Tuesday, 15th of Aug (8/15/2023).

The Assumption of Mary is on the 227th day of 2023. There are 138 days left in the year.

The Assumption of Mary Facts

  • Date: Aug 15, 2023
  • 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
  • Thu
  • Aug 15, 2019
  • Sat
  • Aug 15, 2020
  • Sun
  • Aug 15, 2021
  • Mon
  • Aug 15, 2022

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuJan 06, 2022Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 09, 2022Jan 09The Baptism of Jesus
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Candlemas
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 02, 2022Mar 02Ash Wednesday
ThursdayThuMar 17, 2022Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
SaturdaySatMar 19, 2022Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 10, 2022Apr 10Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter
MondayMonApr 18, 2022Apr 18Easter Monday
SaturdaySatApr 23, 2022Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 26, 2022May 26Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 05, 2022Jun 05Pentecost
SundaySunJun 12, 2022Jun 12Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 16, 2022Jun 16Corpus Christi
WednesdayWedJun 29, 2022Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
FridayFriJul 15, 2022Jul 15Saint Vladimir
MondayMonJul 25, 2022Jul 25St. James the Great Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01Lammas
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
WednesdayWedSep 14, 2022Sep 14Holy Cross Day
ThursdayThuSep 29, 2022Sep 29Michael and All Angels
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31All Hallows Eve
TuesdayTueNov 01, 2022Nov 01All Saints' Day
WednesdayWedNov 02, 2022Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 20, 2022Nov 20Christ the King
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving (USA)
SundaySunNov 27, 2022Nov 27Advent - first Sunday
WednesdayWedNov 30, 2022Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
TuesdayTueDec 06, 2022Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
SaturdaySatDec 24, 2022Dec 24Christmas Eve
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas
WednesdayWedDec 28, 2022Dec 28Holy Innocents
SaturdaySatDec 31, 2022Dec 31Watch Night