I know what ya thinking “what is that?” Right? Ok, so many, many years ago you know all about Mary and Joseph and their little boy called JESUS… yes, the one and only Jesus. Assumption day is actually known as the assumption of Mary. This is the day that she left her “earthly life” and ascended to her “heavenly life” to be with her son Jesus.
15th August is celebrated with fireworks, festivals, street processions and the lighting of candles and saying prayer for peace all over the world, in celebration of Assumption Day. This is a day of feast and the main food tradition is “the blessing of fruit and herbs”. The feast is a reminder of the fruit offering to god which is described as “the best crop at the beginning of the harvest”.
Why is it called Assumption day? Because instead of going through the natural process of death she was “assumed” into heaven to be reunited with her son. Roman Catholics believed that Assumption Day teaches that at the end of Mary’s time “the Mother of Christ” left her life on earth and her spirit was carried to heaven by god himself.
This day is celebrated all over the world. Many religious beliefs are carried through history and assumptions day is said to have been around since the 5th century but was officially made a celebration in the Roman Catholic church in 1950.
Did you know all that? No? Well I guess you learnt something new today.