Feast of the Assumption for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, August 15th. There are until the next observance.

The Feast of the Assumption (or simply “the Assumption”) is extensively commemorated on August 15 across Christendom. This holy day commemorates the Virgin Mary’s physical ascension to heaven at the end of her life. Festivals, colorful street processions, pyrotechnics, and spectacle accompany Assumption festivities. While no “feast” is necessary, there is a long-standing custom of honoring the summer crop. There are even “Assumption” dishes that are integrated into family feasts. That sounds wonderful! All throughout the world, the faithful light candles, attend mass, and pray for peace.

πŸ“† When is Feast of the Assumption?

This year, Feast of the Assumption is on August 15th. It is the 3rd Tuesday in August; in 2024, it is on Thursday.

Countdown to Feast of the Assumption

β†’ Did you know: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.” my darling says to me.

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πŸ“œ History of Feast of the Assumption

In the seventh century, Pope Sergius I supported Assumption festivities in the West, and Pope Leo IV validated the feast as legitimate.
Despite the church never pointing to any tangible historical or explicit Biblical proof (the Biblical quotations being mainly symbolic) or explicitly recognizing the story’s reliance on apocrypha, the feast has not only survived but has thrived to this day.
What is our recommendation? Go to the street fairs and parades whether you’re Catholic, of another faith, or not religious at all. God would undoubtedly smile upon a loving, joyful meeting of friends!

β˜‘οΈ Feast of the Assumption facts

βœ… Revelation 12:1
And a tremendous sign came in heaven: a lady dressed in the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.

βœ… Psalm 132:8-9
O Lord, rise and go to your resting place, you and the ark of your strength. Let your priests be clothed in righteousness, and your saints rejoice.

βœ… John 19:26-27
When Jesus noticed his mother and the disciple he adored standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, behold, your son!” “Behold, your mother!” he said to the disciple. From that moment forward, the disciple escorted her to his own house.

✨ Things to do on Feast of the Assumption

⚑ Attend a mass
It’s a “Day of Obligation” for Catholics, but regardless of your opinions about God and religion, go and sit at the back, or ask a friend if you may go with them and their family. If it feels correct, investigate your genuine sentiments.

⚑ Plant a Mary garden
It’s a European tradition, but you don’t have to live there to recognize Mary as the first believer in Christ’s resurrection and “the first fruit” of a large future crop. It is usual to have a tiny statue of her standing over your common plants.

⚑ Eat!
It’s not called a “feast” for nothing. Make arrangements to go out to eat, make something at home, volunteer at a soup kitchen, and eat whatever is on the menu while reflecting on Mary’s life, death, and legacyβ€”the only limit is your creativity.

πŸ“… Feast of the Assumption Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 August 15 Monday
2023 August 15 Tuesday
2024 August 15 Thursday
2025 August 15 Friday
2026 August 15 Saturday

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