Assumption Day is also known as the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and is observed every 15 August in Vanuatu. Assumption Day celebrates the day when, according to Catholic tradition and doctrine, the Virgin Mary was assumed bodily into Heaven.
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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.
Vanuatu is mostly a Christian country, and only about 15 percent of its population espouse Roman Catholicism. Another 15 percent are Anglican. Some Anglicans observe Assumption Day, but it is only a dogma among Catholics and East Orthodox believers.
Catholics are devoted to Mary every day of the year find this to be the pinnacle of their annual adoration of the Holy Virgin. On this day, many pray to Mary or go on pilgrimages to sites of religious significance.
Assumption Day is also traditionally at time to go on vacation. This means both many visitors to the islands and locals getting out and about as well. The sunny, white-sand shores of Vanuatu are virtually irresistible this time of year!
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