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Assumption Day
Mayotte

Assumption Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Mayotte

Assumption Day is also known as the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and is observed every 15 August in Mayotte. Assumption Day celebrates the day when, according to Catholic tradition and doctrine, the Virgin Mary was assumed bodily into Heaven.

YearDateDayHoliday
202115 AugSunAssumption Day
202215 AugMonAssumption Day
202315 AugTueAssumption Day
202415 AugThuAssumption Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The Assumption of Mary has been a church tradition since at least the 4th Century A.D., but it was not an officially recognised Catholic dogma until the 1950 declaration of Pope Pious XII.

As Mayotte is an overseas department of France, it shares most of the same holidays that mainland France celebrates.

There may be local village and church festivals for Assumption Day or even small parades, sports matches, and other events. The main event, however, is simply attending a special mass dedicated to the Virgin Mary and her being taken up to Heaven.

Many from France and other countries flock to Mayotte on or around Assumption Day for short vacations. Locals, too, may go on mini-vacations this time of year or at least get out of the house and do something special.

The beaches tend to be crowded this time of year as people get out to enjoy the summer sun, the sandy shores, and the turquoise waters surrounding Mayotte’s islands. Many also have special family or communal dinners in remembrance of Mary’s assumption.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202015 AugSatAssumption Day
201915 AugThuAssumption Day
201815 AugWedAssumption Day
201715 AugTueAssumption Day