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Feast of the Assumption of Mary
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated every year on the same day, August 15th. It is a very important holiday in the Catholic religion, in some parts of Europe it is even called the ‘Easter of the summer’.
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. Because of its date in the calendar, it is known as the “Feast of Our Lady of the Harvest” in some parts of Europe.