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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY

When is The Assumption of Mary in 2021?

The Assumption of Mary in 2021 is on the Sunday, 15th of Aug (8/15/2021).

The Assumption of Mary is on the 227th day of 2021. There are 138 days left in the year.

The Assumption of Mary Facts

  • Date: Aug 15, 2021
  • 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

List of Religious Holidays of Christian in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 06, 2021Jan 06Epiphany
SundaySunJan 10, 2021Jan 10The Baptism of Jesus
TuesdayTueFeb 02, 2021Feb 02Candlemas
SundaySunFeb 14, 2021Feb 14St. Valentine's Day
WednesdayWedFeb 17, 2021Feb 17Ash Wednesday
WednesdayWedMar 17, 2021Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 19, 2021Mar 19St. Joseph's Day
SundaySunMar 28, 2021Mar 28Palm Sunday
ThursdayThuApr 01, 2021Apr 01Maundy (Holy) Thursday
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Easter Monday
FridayFriApr 23, 2021Apr 23St. George's Day
ThursdayThuMay 13, 2021May 13Ascension of Jesus
SundaySunMay 23, 2021May 23Pentecost
SundaySunMay 30, 2021May 30Trinity Sunday
ThursdayThuJun 03, 2021Jun 03Corpus Christi
TuesdayTueJun 15, 2021Jun 15Saint Vladimir
TuesdayTueJun 29, 2021Jun 29Saints Peter and Paul
SundaySunJul 25, 2021Jul 25St. James the Great Day
SundaySunAug 01, 2021Aug 01Lammas
SundaySunAug 15, 2021Aug 15The Assumption of Mary
TuesdayTueSep 14, 2021Sep 14Holy Cross Day
WednesdayWedSep 29, 2021Sep 29Michael and All Angels
SundaySunOct 31, 2021Oct 31All Hallows Eve
MondayMonNov 01, 2021Nov 01All Saints' Day
TuesdayTueNov 02, 2021Nov 02All Souls' Day
SundaySunNov 21, 2021Nov 21Christ the King
ThursdayThuNov 25, 2021Nov 25Thanksgiving (USA)
SundaySunNov 28, 2021Nov 28Advent - first Sunday
TuesdayTueNov 30, 2021Nov 30St. Andrew's Day
MondayMonDec 06, 2021Dec 06St. Nicholas Day
FridayFriDec 24, 2021Dec 24Christmas Eve
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas
TuesdayTueDec 28, 2021Dec 28Holy Innocents
FridayFriDec 31, 2021Dec 31Watch Night