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Siena Cathedral - Photo ©Ilaria Giannini
Assunzione della Beata Vergine Maria

Proclaimed as an article of faith in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, the Assumption of the Virgin celebrates the transportation into heaven of Mary's body, three days after her death. The festival begins on the 5 August in the cathedral, where the ancient icon of the Madonna, usually venerated in the Cappella del Voto, is temporarily moved to the main altar. On the morning of 15 August, in the presence of the flag that displays the colours of each of Siena's contrade (districts), the Onorandi Priori and the Paggio Maggiore (chief page) of the contrade, the Archbishop presides over a solemn religious ceremony in honour of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, assumed into heaven.

Source: comune.siena.it

GENERAL INFO
Date / period
15 August
Address
Piazza del Duomo, 8, 53100 Siena SI, Italia
Municipality
Siena (SI)
GPS coordinates
43.317702,11.328907
Telephone
0577 42020
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