The Western Church regards the old apocryphal stories of the death, burial, and Assumption of our Lady with suspicion; as being rather dubious and politically incorrect. Indeed, they are not canonical Scripture. But our ignorance of them means that we can see a medieval alabaster, or mural, of the Assumption - or a Byzantine ikon - and not have the faintest idea what some of the details refer to. I suggest that we revisit these stories, even if only to enrich our capacities in the field of Art History! Frankly, we should immerse ourselves in the Tradition.
Google your way to (ps) Joseph of Arimathea The Passing of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
I am toying with the idea of blessing fragrant flowers during our Assumption Mass and placing them before our Lady. Brownie points if you can suss why the Tradition suggests that to me! And more brownie points for good suggestions - from the Tradition - of other ways to mark this great festival!