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Assumption of Mary

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated on 15 August, is one of the oldest Marian feasts in the Catholic Church.The 15th of August is the day on which all towns and villages in Spain are celebrating. It is a national holiday that, coinciding with the summer, has been chosen to celebrate numerous acts and festivities in all corners of the country. The holiday will be celebrated this year on Thursday, which means for many people that we have a long weekend ahead of us!

The 15th of August is the day on which all towns and villages in Spain are celebrating. It is a national holiday that, coinciding with the summer, has been chosen to celebrate numerous acts and festivities in all corners of the country.

But what's the occasion?


It is the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, an act that Pope Pius XII defined as dogma of faith on November 1, 1950. The assumption refers to when Mary ascends to heaven at the end of her days, without dying, and it is one of the most solemn celebrations of the Church. The ascent of the mother of Jesus to heaven has been celebrated since the 7th century.