Assumption of Mary - Ferragosto in Italy 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 takes place on the 15th of August each year.
On this holiday many people carry a statue of the mother of Jesus into cities and towns. It is a public holiday, so schools, offices, and businesses are closed.
Assumption of Mary was the day when Mary, Jesus's mother, was believed to have died and assumed into heaven.