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Italy. South Tyrol. Tisens. Religious procession on August 15 for the Assumption. A man carries a painting from the New Testament depicting Michael leading God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. Roman Catholics refer to him as "Saint Michael the Archangel". The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, often shortened to the Assumption, is also known as the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary, According to the beliefs of the Catholic Church was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15th. The feast is marked as a Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church. South Tyrol (German: Südtirol; Italian: Sudtirolo, also known by its alternative Italian name Alto Adige) is an autonomous province in northern Italy. 15.08.1999 © 1999 Didier Ruef