August 15th. Assumption of Mary

August 15th. is a catholic holiday. The Church is celebrating the
Assumption of Mary.

In Belgium and other countries like France, Austria, Croatia, Spain, 
Switzerland and many more it is a public holiday. 
So, unfortunately all the shops are closed in Belgium.

And strange but true! Only in the region around Antwerp 
(about 20 minutes from my hometown) and in Costa Rica 
we are celebrating Mother's Day. 

So, to all the mothers: Happy Mother's Day. 

Statue of Mary - own picture- taken in Antwerp, Belgium