Pentecost

Pentecost is a Christian holiday which takes place on the 50th day after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers... Wikipedia

  • Also called:  Whitsunday (Ireland, United Kingdom), Trinity Sunday (Eastern Orthodoxy)
  • Observed by:  Catholic Church, Old Catholics, Lutherans, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians
  • Significance:  Celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus, birth of the Church
  • Celebrations:  Church services, festive meals, processions, baptism, confirmation, ordination, folk customs, dancing, spring and woodland rites, festive clothing
  • Observances:  Prayer, vigils, fasting (pre-festival), novenas, retreats, Holy Communion, litany
  • Begins:  7th Sunday After Easter
  • Date:  Easter + 49 days
  • date:  Easter + 49 days
  • Related to:  Jesus Day, Shavuot, Rosalia, Green Week, Pinkster, Whit Monday, Whit Tuesday, Whit Friday, Trinity Sunday
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo