The mid-August holiday is an ancient feast, that already existed in Octavian Augustus? times; later, it coincided with the Christian celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
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On the 15th August, instead, Cassino celebrates the Assumption feast; the religious ritual, in the Annunziata Church, is followed by a series of celebrations organized by the municipality and by the citizens, ready to welcome all the people who wish to celebrate the laic and Catholic feasts, following millenary traditions.