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What day is Assumption of Mary on? Assumption of Mary 2017 is observed on a Tuesday in August. In 2016, it was on a Monday and Assumption of Mary in 2018 is on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Countdown to Assumption of Mary 2017 date is below, plus holiday history, activities, facts, details, and upcoming public holidays.

Catholic churches in the United States celebrate the feast of the Assumption on August 15 each year to honor the belief that Jesus’ mother was taken to heaven.

When is Assumption of Mary 2017? This year Assumption of Mary is on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.


Assumption Day is a Christian observance in the United States that is held annually on August 15. Catholics observe the Dormition (falling asleep) or the day that the Blessed Virgin Mary was received into heaven.

Below you will find all the details for Assumption of Mary 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Assumption of Mary a federal holiday?

No, Assumption of Mary is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Assumption of Mary a national holiday?

Assumption Day, which is on August 15, is not a public holiday in the United States so schools, government offices and businesses are open. Public transport providers run to their usual schedules. In New York City, the laws regarding which side of the street you can park on are suspended for Assumption Day. Assumption of Mary is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Assumption of Mary a paid holiday?

The answer depends on your employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Assumption of Mary?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Assumption of Mary. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Assumption of Mary?

Assumption of Mary is a Christian holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Assumption of Mary?

On Assumption of Mary, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Assumption of Mary 2017

Holiday: Assumption of Mary
Date: August 15, 2017
Weekday: Tuesday
Holiday Type: Christian
Presidents Day 2018: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Presidents Day 2019: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Presidents Day 2020: Saturday, August 15, 2020

History & Origin

Assumption Day is considered a Holy Day of Obligation, but if it falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, it is not obligatory by the church to attend mass. This was amended in the church calendar by US (United States) bishops in 1991.

About Assumption of Mary in other countries

How To Celebrate Assumption of Mary

Many Christians in the United States attend mass (church service) and have big feasts to celebrate Mary’s rise into heaven on Assumption Day. Although it is not celebrated as extravagantly as other countries, there are many states that have festivals with music, dancing, food vendors, artwork, parades and firework shows to celebrate this event.

One of the largest Assumption Day celebrations is in Cleveland, Ohio, where there is a four-day festival that starts on August 12. The festival celebrates the Feast of Assumption in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.

How To Say Assumption of Mary in:

Spanish: La AsunciΓ³n de la Virgen
Norwegian: Jomfru Marias himmelfart
German: MariΓ€ Himmelfahrt

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