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Feast of the Assumption celebration returns to Cleveland in August

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

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After canceled due to the pandemic last year, Feast of the Assumption returns to Cleveland from August 12 to August 15 by following the safety protocols.

The annual tradition is about the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s body and soul at the end of her life from the material world into heaven. It brings local Christian communities and visitors from across the country who want to experience the tradition firsthand together every year.

“With gratitude to God’s Providence and for all those who have worked to bring us through the pandemic, which we pray will soon completely end, we remember and pray for all those who have died, lost loved ones, or have been affected by Covid-19,” said Father Joseph Previte of Holy Rosary Parish in Little Italy. “We look forward to celebrating this solemnity and parish tradition in 2021 with a profound sense of gratitude.”

“For more than 120 years, Holy Rosary Parish’s Feast of the Assumption celebration has been a time for families to come together to honor and commemorate their rich cultural heritage,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This year, we look forward to joining the Little Italy community and our Italian-American residents in celebration of this long-standing tradition.”

Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin also looked forward to the event, saying: “I am extremely excited to join Father Joe, Holy Rosary Parish, the Little Italy community, and Italian-Americans throughout the region in bringing back this traditional celebration. “I look forward to having a safe, healthy, and enjoyable Feast of the Assumption.”

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