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Orthodox: religious celerations and observances

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Dormition of the Virgin*Saturday August 15, 2015Orthodox 
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Religious celebration (not a national holiday)**Friday August 28, 2015Orthodox 
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Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary*Monday September 21, 2015Orthodox 
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Dormition of the Virgin -
Tuesday August 15, 2017

Orthodox : Adormirea Maicii Domnului refers to the feast commemorating what is believed to be the miraculous transport of Mary, in bodily form, to Heaven after her death. Some accounts claim that she died in Jerusalem; others put her death at the Graeco-Roman city of Ephesus, now in Turkey, and the site of an alleged House of the Virgin Mary . since 2008


Religious celebration (not a national holiday) -
Sunday August 28, 2016

Orthodox : Golema Bogorodica (Dormition of the Holy Mother of God) only observed by the Orthodox community


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary -
Wednesday September 21, 2016

Orthodox : In the Greek Church the apodosis (solution) of the feast takes place 12 Sept., on account of the feast and the solemnity of the Exaltation of the Cross, 13 and 14 Sept. The Copts in Egypt and the Abyssinians celebrate Mary's Nativity on 1 May, and continue the feast under the name of Seed of Jacob 33 days (Anal. Juris Pont., xxi, 403); they also commemorate it on the first of every month (priv. letter from P. Baeteman, C.M., Alikiena). The Catholic Copts have adopted the Greek feast, but keep it 10 Sept. (Nilles, Kal. Man. , II, 696, 706).