Monday November 20, 2017

Assumption of Mary


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Mary rising to the heavens surrounded by Angels

The next upcomming Assumption of Mary is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday August 15th, 2018. Assumption of Mary is a Catholic holiday that celebrates, through a feast, the Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ when her spirit and body went to heaven. This holiday occurs on the 15th of August each year.

Celebration\ Observance

Most Catholics go to church and attend to festivals consisting of sporting events, parades, markets, or communal meals.

History

Assumption of Mary was the day when the mother of Jesus Christ departed from this life and assumed into heaven. The Assumption of Mary has been celebrated since the fourth century CE as it was an important date in Christian history. However it wasn't until Pope Pius XII ruled that it would be an official holiday in 1950.


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