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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

When is The Assumption of Mary in 2019?

The Assumption of Mary in 2019 is on the Thursday, 15th of Aug (8/15/2019).

The Assumption of Mary is on the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year.

The Assumption of Mary Facts

  • Date: Aug 15, 2019
  • 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

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SundaySunJan 06, 2019Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 13, 2019Jan 13The Baptism of Jesus
SaturdaySatFeb 02, 2019Feb 02Candlemas
ThursdayThuFeb 14, 2019Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedMar 06, 2019Mar 06Ash Wednesday
SundaySunMar 17, 2019Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
TuesdayTueMar 19, 2019Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunApr 14, 2019Apr 14Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 18, 2019Apr 18Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Easter Monday
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 30, 2019May 30Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunJun 09, 2019Jun 09Pentecost
SaturdaySatJun 15, 2019Jun 15Saint Vladimir
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20Corpus Christi
SaturdaySatJun 29, 2019Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
ThursdayThuJul 25, 2019Jul 25St. James the Great Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2019Aug 01Lammas
ThursdayThuAug 15, 2019Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
SaturdaySatSep 14, 2019Sep 14Holy Cross Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Michael and All Angels
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2019Oct 31All Hallows Eve
FridayFriNov 01, 2019Nov 01All Saints' Day
SaturdaySatNov 02, 2019Nov 02All Souls' Day
SaturdaySatNov 23, 2019Nov 23Thanksgiving (USA)
TuesdayTueNov 26, 2019Nov 26Christ the King
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01Advent - first Sunday
FridayFriDec 06, 2019Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
TuesdayTueDec 24, 2019Dec 24Christmas Eve
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas
SaturdaySatDec 28, 2019Dec 28Holy Innocents
TuesdayTueDec 31, 2019Dec 31Watch Night