Every 15 August is Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Day in Martinique, A Roman Catholic feast day observed with a public holiday.
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On Martinique, Assumption Day is a fairly big holiday. There are not only the traditional masses and religious processions and ceremonies, but also a colourful fireworks display that lights up the sky over the Caribbean sea right by the beach shore.
Additionally, the annual Biguine Jazz Festival takes place every 15 August on the island. This event is much anticipated by those how love Jazz and West Indian music.