Public holiday on Saturday

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Public holiday on Saturday
Added: 09-08-2020 01:40

This Saturday, August 15th 2020, is a public holiday in Cyprus to mark the feast day of the Assumption of Mary which celebrates the Christian belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death.

It's also known as the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God (in the eastern countries), or the Feast of the Assumption.



"This day, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is not a day of mourning for her loss, but a celebration of joy for the union of the mother with her beloved son, the blossoming of nature, the flood of emotions, and the return of people to their native land."



One of the biggest celebrations of Orthodoxy it is celebrated on or around August 15th in many countries, particularly in parts of Europe and South America.

Many general stores/supermarkets & businesses, but not all, will be closed for the day.


Photo Source: Phil Parker (Agia Thekla Church)

Author: NewsinCyprus.com
Added: 09-08-2020


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