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Assumption Day

Assumption Day 2024, 2025 and 2026

Like most of the rest of Latin America, Chile celebrates Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Day on 15 August every year as a public holiday.

202415 AugThuAssumption Day
202515 AugFriAssumption Day
202615 AugSatAssumption Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

This holiday (and holy day) has been observed in varying forms since the A.D. 300’s, but it was only made an “obligatory” feast day for Roman Catholics in the year 1950 by the decree of Pope Pius XII.

In Chile, school buildings, government services, and private businesses all generally close down for Assumption Day. People get time off work and  school so they can attend Assumption Day mass and learn lessons to do with the life of Mary and the assumption of her body and soul to Heaven soon after her death.

People also like to attend the various religious processions, public markets and cultural events, sports matches, and community meals on Assumption Day. There are numerous festivities going on. It’s not a “minor holiday” in the minds and lives of many of the people of Chile.

Previous Years

202315 AugTueAssumption Day
202215 AugMonAssumption Day
202115 AugSunAssumption Day
202015 AugSatAssumption Day
201915 AugThuAssumption Day
201815 AugWedAssumption Day
201715 AugTueAssumption Day