Assumption Day in Switzerland in 2020

Assumption Day in Switzerland in 2020
The Assumption of the Virgin, Cathedral of Parma, Italy. By Antonio da Correggio
  How long until Assumption Day?
This holiday next takes place in 246 days.
  Dates of Assumption Day in Switzerland
2021 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
2020 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
2019 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
2018 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
2017 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
  Summary
The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
  Local name
Mariä Himmelfahrt
  Assumption Day in other countries
Assumption Day internationally
  Which regions observe Assumption Day in 2020?
Aargau  AargauAug 15Regional Holiday
Appenzell Innerrhoden  Appenzell InnerrhodenAug 15Regional Holiday
Fribourg  FribourgAug 15Regional Holiday
Jura  JuraAug 15Regional Holiday
Lucerne  LucerneAug 15Regional Holiday
Nidwalden  NidwaldenAug 15Regional Holiday
Obwalden  ObwaldenAug 15Regional Holiday
Schwyz  SchwyzAug 15Regional Holiday
Solothurn  SolothurnAug 15Regional Holiday
St. Gallen  St. GallenAug 15Regional Holiday
Ticino  TicinoAug 15Regional Holiday
Uri  UriAug 15Regional Holiday
Valais  ValaisAug 15Regional Holiday
Zug  ZugAug 15Regional Holiday
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Assumption Day in Switzerland

In Switzerland, this is a regional holiday celebrated in Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais and Zug.

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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