Assumption Day in Rwanda in 2019

Assumption Day in Rwanda in 2019
The Assumption of the Virgin, Cathedral of Parma, Italy. By Antonio da Correggio
  How long until Assumption Day?
This holiday next takes place in 26 days.
  Dates of Assumption Day in Rwanda
2021Rwanda Sun, Aug 15Official Holiday
2020Aug 15, Aug 17
RwandaMon, Aug 17Official Holiday (additional day)
RwandaSat, Aug 15Official Holiday
2019Rwanda Thu, Aug 15Official Holiday
2018Rwanda Wed, Aug 15Official Holiday
2017Rwanda Tue, Aug 15Official Holiday
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
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When is 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 the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ.

History of 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. 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.

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