- In 2014 year Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on
third Friday of August
A list of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary dates in the following years:
- Aug. 15 (Tuesday), 2017
- Aug. 15 (Wednesday), 2018
- Aug. 15 (Thursday), 2019
- Aug. 15 (Saturday), 2020
- Aug. 15 (Sunday), 2021
- Aug. 15 (Monday), 2022
- Aug. 15 (Tuesday), 2023
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2014Friday, August 15
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven (also known as the Assumption) at the end of her earthly life is very important dogma of the Catholic Church. According to the beliefs Mary was bodily taken up into Heaven after her life.
Is the Assumption a Holy Day of Obligation?
In many countries the Assumption is marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church and as a festival in the Anglican Communion. Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholics celebrate the Dormition of the Theotokos (the falling asleep of the Mother of God) on the same date.
In the United States Assumption is a Holy Day of Obligation unless it falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, in which cases the precept to attend Mass is abrogated. This was decided by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States of America on December 13, 1991 (Canon 1246) and is effective as of January 1, 1993. Nevertheless, all the faithful are encouraged to attend mass on this day but are not obliged.