I am confused yesterday evening I got out the purple vestments and celebrated in the Exraordinary Form the Vigil of the Assumption, today the Mass is just Our Lady's Saturday, tomorrow is the Assumption, unless of course one is celebrating in the EF in which case in which case today is the Assumption, nevertheless in the EF, as it is the third Sunday of the month, I'll be celebrating an evening Mass at 6pm, I can celebrate the Assuimption as an external Solemnity.
It is all bit confusing, but one of the interesting questions it raises is what has happened to the fast days that preceded feast days?
At one time before the great feasts there was a little Lent. I am told that before the Assumption some monastic communities Mary Lent was actually kept for a fortnight broken by feasts like St Lawrences day.
The absence of fasts tends to diminish the impact of feasts, which leads me on to the big question, can we have sausages for lunch?