Assumption Day around the world in 2020

Assumption Day around the world in 2020
The Assumption of the Virgin, Cathedral of Parma, Italy. By Antonio da Correggio
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  Dates of Assumption Day around the world
2021 Various Aug 15, Aug 16
AndorraSun, Aug 15National Holiday
AustriaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
BelgiumSun, Aug 15National Holiday
BeninSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Burkina FasoSun, Aug 15National Holiday
BurundiSun, Aug 15National Holiday
CameroonSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Cape VerdeSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Central African RepublicSun, Aug 15National Holiday
ChileSun, Aug 15National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Aug 16National Holiday (in lieu)
Costa RicaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
CroatiaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
CyprusSun, Aug 15National Holiday
FranceSun, Aug 15National Holiday
French GuianaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
GabonSun, Aug 15National Holiday
GambiaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Germany Aug 15
BavariaSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GreeceSun, Aug 15National Holiday
GuadeloupeSun, Aug 15National Holiday
GuatemalaSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GuineaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
HaitiSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Ivory CoastSun, Aug 15National Holiday
LebanonSun, Aug 15National Holiday
LithuaniaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
LuxembourgSun, Aug 15National Holiday
MadagascarSun, Aug 15National Holiday
MaltaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
MartiniqueSun, Aug 15National Holiday
MonacoSun, Aug 15National Holiday
New CaledoniaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
PolandSun, Aug 15National Holiday
PortugalSun, Aug 15National Holiday
RomaniaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
RwandaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Saint MartinSun, Aug 15National Holiday
San MarinoSun, Aug 15National Holiday
SenegalSun, Aug 15National Holiday
SeychellesSun, Aug 15National Holiday
SloveniaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
SpainSun, Aug 15National Holiday
Switzerland Aug 15
AargauSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
FribourgSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
JuraSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
LucerneSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SchwyzSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SolothurnSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
St. GallenSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TicinoSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
UriSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ValaisSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ZugSun, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TogoSun, Aug 15National Holiday
VanuatuMon, Aug 16National Holiday (in lieu)
Vatican CitySun, Aug 15National Holiday
VenezuelaSun, Aug 15National Holiday
2020 Various Aug 15, Aug 17
AndorraSat, Aug 15National Holiday
AustriaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
BelgiumSat, Aug 15National Holiday
BeninSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Burkina FasoSat, Aug 15National Holiday
BurundiSat, Aug 15National Holiday
CameroonSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Cape VerdeSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Central African RepublicSat, Aug 15National Holiday
ChileSat, Aug 15National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Aug 17National Holiday (in lieu)
Costa RicaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
CroatiaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
CyprusSat, Aug 15National Holiday
FranceSat, Aug 15National Holiday
French GuianaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
French PolynesiaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
GabonSat, Aug 15National Holiday
GambiaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Germany Aug 15
BavariaSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GreeceSat, Aug 15National Holiday
GuadeloupeSat, Aug 15National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GuineaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
HaitiSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Ivory CoastSat, Aug 15National Holiday
LebanonSat, Aug 15National Holiday
LithuaniaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
LuxembourgSat, Aug 15National Holiday
MadagascarSat, Aug 15National Holiday
MaltaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
MartiniqueSat, Aug 15National Holiday
MauritiusSat, Aug 15National Holiday
MonacoSat, Aug 15National Holiday
New CaledoniaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
PolandSat, Aug 15National Holiday
PortugalSat, Aug 15National Holiday
RomaniaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Rwanda Aug 15, Aug 17
RwandaMon, Aug 17National Holiday (additional day)
RwandaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Saint MartinSat, Aug 15National Holiday
San MarinoSat, Aug 15National Holiday
SenegalSat, Aug 15National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Aug 15National Holiday
SloveniaSat, Aug 15National Holiday
SpainSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Switzerland Aug 15
AargauSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
FribourgSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
JuraSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
LucerneSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SchwyzSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SolothurnSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
St. GallenSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TicinoSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
UriSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ValaisSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ZugSat, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TogoSat, Aug 15National Holiday
VanuatuSat, Aug 15National Holiday
Vatican CitySat, Aug 15National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Aug 17Not A Public Holiday (additional day)
2019 Various Aug 15, Aug 16, Aug 19
AndorraThu, Aug 15National Holiday
AustriaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
BelgiumThu, Aug 15National Holiday
BeninThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Burkina FasoThu, Aug 15National Holiday
BurundiThu, Aug 15National Holiday
CameroonThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Cape VerdeThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Central African RepublicThu, Aug 15National Holiday
ChileThu, Aug 15National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Aug 19National Holiday (in lieu)
Costa RicaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
CroatiaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
CyprusThu, Aug 15National Holiday
FranceThu, Aug 15National Holiday
French GuianaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
French PolynesiaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
GabonThu, Aug 15National Holiday
GambiaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Germany Aug 15
BavariaThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GreeceThu, Aug 15National Holiday
GuadeloupeThu, Aug 15National Holiday
GuatemalaThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GuineaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
HaitiThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Ivory CoastThu, Aug 15National Holiday
LebanonThu, Aug 15National Holiday
LithuaniaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
LuxembourgThu, Aug 15National Holiday
MadagascarThu, Aug 15National Holiday
MaltaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
MartiniqueThu, Aug 15National Holiday
MonacoThu, Aug 15National Holiday
New CaledoniaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
PolandThu, Aug 15National Holiday
PortugalThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Romania Aug 15, Aug 16
RomaniaFri, Aug 16Government Holiday (additional day)
RomaniaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
RwandaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Saint MartinThu, Aug 15National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Aug 15National Holiday
SenegalThu, Aug 15National Holiday
SeychellesThu, Aug 15National Holiday
SloveniaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
SpainThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Switzerland Aug 15
AargauThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
FribourgThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
JuraThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
LucerneThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SchwyzThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SolothurnThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
St. GallenThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TicinoThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
UriThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ValaisThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ZugThu, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TogoThu, Aug 15National Holiday
VanuatuThu, Aug 15National Holiday
Vatican CityThu, Aug 15National Holiday
VenezuelaThu, Aug 15National Holiday
2018 Various Aug 15, Aug 16, Aug 17, Aug 20
AndorraWed, Aug 15National Holiday
AustriaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
BelgiumWed, Aug 15National Holiday
BeninWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Burkina FasoWed, Aug 15National Holiday
BurundiWed, Aug 15National Holiday
CameroonWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Cape VerdeWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Central African RepublicWed, Aug 15National Holiday
ChileWed, Aug 15National Holiday
ColombiaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Costa RicaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
CroatiaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
CyprusWed, Aug 15National Holiday
FranceWed, Aug 15National Holiday
French GuianaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
French PolynesiaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
GabonWed, Aug 15National Holiday
GambiaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Germany Aug 15
BavariaWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GreeceWed, Aug 15National Holiday
GuadeloupeWed, Aug 15National Holiday
GuatemalaWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GuineaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
HaitiWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Ivory CoastWed, Aug 15National Holiday
LebanonWed, Aug 15National Holiday
LithuaniaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
LuxembourgWed, Aug 15National Holiday
MadagascarWed, Aug 15National Holiday
MaltaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
MartiniqueWed, Aug 15National Holiday
MauritiusWed, Aug 15National Holiday
MonacoWed, Aug 15National Holiday
PolandWed, Aug 15National Holiday
PortugalWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Romania Aug 15, Aug 16, Aug 17
RomaniaFri, Aug 17Government Holiday
RomaniaThu, Aug 16Government Holiday
RomaniaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
RwandaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Saint MartinWed, Aug 15National Holiday
San MarinoWed, Aug 15National Holiday
SenegalWed, Aug 15National Holiday
SeychellesWed, Aug 15National Holiday
SloveniaWed, Aug 15National Holiday
SpainWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Switzerland Aug 15
AargauWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
FribourgWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
JuraWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
LucerneWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SchwyzWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SolothurnWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
St. GallenWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TicinoWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
UriWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ValaisWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ZugWed, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TogoWed, Aug 15National Holiday
Vatican CityWed, Aug 15National Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Aug 20Not A Public Holiday
2017 Various Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 21
AustriaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
BelgiumTue, Aug 15National Holiday
BurundiTue, Aug 15National Holiday
CameroonTue, Aug 15National Holiday
ChileTue, Aug 15National Holiday
ColombiaMon, Aug 21National Holiday (in lieu)
Costa RicaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
CroatiaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
CyprusTue, Aug 15National Holiday
FranceTue, Aug 15National Holiday
GabonTue, Aug 15National Holiday
Germany Aug 15
BavariaTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SaarlandTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
GreeceTue, Aug 15National Holiday
GuatemalaTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Ivory CoastTue, Aug 15National Holiday
LebanonTue, Aug 15National Holiday
LithuaniaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
LuxembourgTue, Aug 15National Holiday
MaltaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
MonacoTue, Aug 15National Holiday
PolandTue, Aug 15National Holiday
PortugalTue, Aug 15National Holiday
Romania Aug 14, Aug 15
RomaniaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Aug 14Government Holiday
RwandaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
SenegalTue, Aug 15National Holiday
SloveniaTue, Aug 15National Holiday
SpainTue, Aug 15National Holiday
Switzerland Aug 15
AargauTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
FribourgTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
JuraTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
LucerneTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
NidwaldenTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ObwaldenTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SchwyzTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
SolothurnTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
St. GallenTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
TicinoTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
UriTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ValaisTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
ZugTue, Aug 15Regional Holiday
VenezuelaMon, Aug 14National Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
  Which countries observe Assumption Day in 2020?
Related holidays

When is the Assumption of Mary?

The holiday is celebrated annually on August 15th.

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is a very important day in the Catholic religion - it is even called the 'Easter of the summer' in some parts of Europe.

Also known as the 'Dormition of the Virgin Mary', it is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.

In countries such as Spain and Italy, it marks the start of the annual summer holidays, when many escape the heat of the cities to vacation on the coast or in the hills.

History of the Assumption of Mary

This feast commemorates two events - the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven.

The Church's official doctrine of the Assumption says that at the end of her life on earth Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven.

Some mistakenly believe Mary "ascended" into heaven, which is incorrect according to the Bible. It was Jesus Christ who ascended into heaven, by his own power. But Mary was assumed or taken up into heaven by God.

Pope Pius Xll, in 1950, defined that Mary "after the completion of her earthly life...was assumed body and soul into the glory of Heaven." Her body wasn't allowed to corrupt nor was it allowed to remain in a tomb. Though there are claims by some cities about possessing her temporary tomb.

In the early Christian centuries relics of saints and those who gave their lives for the faith were jealously guarded and highly prized. Many cities claim the mortal remains of saints, both famous and little-known. But there are no records of Mary's bodily remains being venerated anywhere.

As this is a religious holiday, the Assumption is most commonly celebrated by devotees by attending mass, where the subject of the sermon is usually the Virgin Mary.

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