When Is the Feast of the Assumption?

Find the Date and Day of the Week of the Assumption in This and Other Years

Dormition of Virgin, 15th century, by Carlo da Camerino (active circa 1396), tempera on wood, 113x170 cm, detail
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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. At the end of her life, the Blessed Virgin was assumed into Heaven body and soul, before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin's passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.

How Is the Date of the Assumption Determined?

The Solemnity of the Assumption falls on August 15 every year, which means that it falls on a different day of the week each year. In addition, when August 15 is a Saturday or a Monday, in many countries, the United States included, the obligation to attend Mass is abrogated. (See Is Assumption a Holy Day of Obligation? for more details.)

When Is the Assumption This Year?

Here is the date and day of the week on which the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated this year:

  • Assumption 2017: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When Is the Assumption in Future Years?

Here are the dates and days of the week when the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated next year and in future years:

  • Assumption 2018: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Assumption 2019: Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Assumption 2020: Saturday, August 15, 2020
  • Assumption 2021: Sunday, August 15, 2021
  • Assumption 2022: Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Assumption 2023: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Assumption 2024: Thursday, August 15, 2024
  • Assumption 2025: Friday, August 15, 2025
  • Assumption 2026: Saturday, August 15, 2026
  • Assumption 2027: Sunday, August 15, 2027
  • Assumption 2028: Tuesday, August 15, 2028
  • Assumption 2029: Wednesday, August 15, 2029
  • Assumption 2030: Thursday, August 15, 2030

    When Was the Assumption in Previous Years?

    Here are the dates and days of the week when the Assumption fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

    • Assumption 2007: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    • Assumption 2008: Friday, August 15, 2008
    • Assumption 2009: Saturday, August 15, 2009
    • Assumption 2010: Sunday, August 15, 2010
    • Assumption 2011: Monday, August 15, 2011
    • Assumption 2012: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    • Assumption 2013: Thursday, August 15, 2013
    • Assumption 2014: Friday, August 15, 2014
    • Assumption 2015: Saturday, August 15, 2015
    • Assumption 2016: Monday, August 15, 2016

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