Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity When Is the Feast of the Assumption? Find the Date and Day of the Week of the Assumption in This and Other Years Share Flipboard Email Print DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / Getty Images Christianity Catholicism Holy Days and Holidays Beliefs and Teachings Prayers Tips Worship Saints Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Latter Day Saints View More By Scott P. Richert Catholicism Expert M.A., Political Theory, Catholic University of America B.A., Political Theory, Michigan State University Scott P. Richert is senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor. He has written about Catholicism for outlets including Humanitas and Catholic Answers Magazine. our editorial process Scott P. Richert Updated June 25, 2019 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, 2018Assumption 2019: Thursday, August 15, 2019Assumption 2020: Saturday, August 15, 2020Assumption 2021: Sunday, August 15, 2021Assumption 2022: Monday, August 15, 2022Assumption 2023: Tuesday, August 15, 2023Assumption 2024: Thursday, August 15, 2024Assumption 2025: Friday, August 15, 2025Assumption 2026: Saturday, August 15, 2026Assumption 2027: Sunday, August 15, 2027Assumption 2028: Tuesday, August 15, 2028Assumption 2029: Wednesday, August 15, 2029Assumption 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, 2007Assumption 2008: Friday, August 15, 2008Assumption 2009: Saturday, August 15, 2009Assumption 2010: Sunday, August 15, 2010Assumption 2011: Monday, August 15, 2011Assumption 2012: Wednesday, August 15, 2012Assumption 2013: Thursday, August 15, 2013Assumption 2014: Friday, August 15, 2014Assumption 2015: Saturday, August 15, 2015Assumption 2016: Monday, August 15, 2016 When Is . . . When Is Epiphany?When Is the Baptism of the Lord?When Is Mardi Gras?When Does Lent End?When Is Lent?When Is Ash Wednesday?When Is Saint Patrick's Day?When Is Saint Joseph's Day?When Is the Annunciation?When Is Laetare Sunday?When Is Holy Week?When Is Palm Sunday?When Is Holy Thursday?When Is Good Friday?When Is Holy Saturday?When Is Easter?When Is Ascension?When Is Pentecost Sunday?When Is Trinity Sunday?When Is the Feast of Saint Anthony?When Is Corpus Christi?When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart?When Is the Feast of the Transfiguration?When Is the Virgin Mary's Birthday?When Is Halloween?When Is the Feast of Christ the King?When Is Thanksgiving Day?When Is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception?When Is Christmas Day?