Why do French celebrate 15 August?

What do the French do on Assomption?

On Assumption Day, Paris hosts a procession that has taken place for a few years, on a boat in the Seine, where the silver statue of the Virgin kept in Notre-Dame is taken out. Though Assumption is a Catholic holiday, even the non-religious in France celebrate.

What do French people celebrate in August?

Public Holidays

1 January New Year’s Day (Jour de l’an)
14 July Bastille Day (Fête nationale)
15 August Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Assomption)
1 November All Saints Day (La Toussaint)
11 November Armistice Day (Jour d’armistice)

Why is August 15 so important?

This Day in History: August 15

After three decades, the Indian independence movement, led by Mahatma Gandhi, achieved its goal on this day in 1947 as a free and independent India was established, ending nearly 200 years of British rule.

What is Le Quinze Aout?

“Le Quinze Août”, or August 15th, has been the Acadian national holiday since 2003. It is a festive celebration (read: a big party) filled with music and parades. Every province in Canada has their own linguistic tradition, but Acadia in particular.

What is Armistice Day France?

Armistice Day is a public holiday on November 11 in France, commemorating the signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allies that led to the ceasefire and finally put an end to World War I in 1918.

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What does assumption mean in French?

l’Assomption the Assumption.