Saints Day of La Mare de Déu d'Agost or L'Assumpció 

August 15th

August 15th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu d'Agost or L'Assumpció, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

L'Assumpció de Maria or Ascension of Mary, which in Catalonia is also known as La Mare de Déu d'Agost or Mother of God of August, is centred on the belief in the Orthodox and Catholic churches that Jesus Christ's mother immediately rose to heaven after her days on earth.

Festes de Mare de Déu d'Agost

August 15th is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu d'agost also known as L'Assumpció or Ascension, which as it is summer, is an excuse for an enormous number of Festa Majors around Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries.

The most celebrated of these is La Festa Major of Gràcia, the popular neighbourhood located just outside Barcelona City Centre.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • Festa Major of Roses (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major in Vilamacolum (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa Major of la Bisbal d'Empordà (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa Major of Ribes de Freser (el Ripollès)
  • Festa major of Amer (la Selva) 
  • Festa Major of Salitja, Aj. Vilobí d'Onyar (la Selva)
  • Festa major of Tortellà (la Garrotxa) 
  • Festa major of Senterada (el Pallars Jussà)
  • Festa Major of Rialp (el Pallars Sobirà)
  • Festa major of Organyà (l'Alt Urgell)
  • Ball del Tatero in Vilaller (l'Alta Ribagorça)
  • Festa Major in Vilanova de la Barca (el Segrià)
  • Festa Major of Arbeca (les Garrigues)
  • Festes Majors of Amposta (el Montsià)
  • Festa Major de Castelló de Farfanya (La Noguera)
  • Festa Major de Solivella (la Conca de Barberà)
  • Festa major d'Albarca (el Priorat)
  • Festa Major of Deltebre (el Baix Ebre)
  • Festa major d'Estiu in La Canonja (el Tarragonès)

Catalan-speaking Countries

  • Festes of Sencelles (Mallorca)
  • Festes de la Mare de Déu d’Agost in Sineu (Mallorca)
  • Festes de la Mare de Déu in Santa Margalida (Mallorca)

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