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Assumption of Mary

Definition: Many different Catholic congregations celebrate August 15 as a religious holiday for the Assumption of Mary.

Portuguese call Mary Our Lady of Angels.

Greeks may undertake a partial fast before celebrating Assumption.

Spanish people call the celebration Asuncion.

Special religious ceremonies and pilgrimages are held throughout the world.

People of Armenian Orthodox do not celebrate the Assumption until August 28th because of a different calendar.

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Assumption of Mary
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