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Italy. South Tyrol. Tisens. A bald elderly man, dressed with Lederhosen, is waiting with his dog for the start of the religious procession on August 15 for the Assumption. Lederhosen are breeches made of leather; they may be either short or knee-length. 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