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Assumption Day
Monaco

Assumption Day 2019 and 2020

Assumption Day is a public holiday observed every 15 August in Monaco to commemorate the taking up of the body of the Virgin Mary to Heaven by God, according to Roman Catholic tradition.

YearDateDayHoliday
201915 AugThuAssumption Day
202015 AugSatAssumption Day

Many attend mass on this day, which is an obligatory feast day of the Catholic Church. And will also get a welcome day off work or out of school.

It is believed, according to centuries-old tradition as well as Catholic dogma proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950, that Mary’s body died and was buried but was “assumed” into Heaven rather than seeing decay.

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