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CLEVELAND -- It is one of Cleveland's oldest traditions.

The 114th celebration of the Feast of the Assumption kicked off Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood.

Wednesday morning, a procession made its way through Little Italy's streets with some similar faces like Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.

Photos: Feast of the Assumption 2012

Started by Italian immigrants who brought the tradition over with them, the Feast marks for Catholics the day on the Liturgical calendar when Mary was assumed into heaven.

Every evening, a recitation of the Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. The event runs through Saturday.

The Feast celebrates faith and family along with plenty of traditional Italian eats and games.

The Feast of the Assumption Hours are as follows:

- Wednesday: Noon - 11 p.m.

- Thursday: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

- Friday: 6 p.m. - midnight.

- Saturday: Noon - midnight.

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