Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world in 2020

Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world in 2020
  How long until Orthodox Pentecost Monday?
This holiday next takes place in 131 days.
  Dates of Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world
2022 Various Jun 13
CyprusMon, Jun 13National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 13National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 13National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 13National Holiday
2021 Various May 24
CyprusMon, May 24National Holiday
GreeceMon, May 24National Holiday
RomaniaMon, May 24National Holiday
UkraineMon, May 24National Holiday
2020 Various Jun 8
CyprusMon, Jun 8National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 8National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 8National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 8National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 17
CyprusMon, Jun 17National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 17National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 17National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 17National Holiday
2018 Various May 28
CyprusMon, May 28National Holiday
GreeceMon, May 28National Holiday
RomaniaMon, May 28National Holiday
UkraineMon, May 28National Holiday
  Summary
Orthodox Pentecost Monday, also known as Holy Spirit Monday, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Orthodox Easter.
  Which countries observe Orthodox Pentecost Monday in 2020?
Cyprus  CyprusJun 8National Holiday
Greece  GreeceJun 8National Holiday
Romania  RomaniaJun 8National Holiday
Ukraine  UkraineJun 8National Holiday

When is Orthodox Pentecost Monday?

Orthodox Pentecost Monday, also known as Holy Spirit Monday, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Orthodox Easter.

The date in the Orthodox church will differ from the Western church due to the different methods of calculating the date of Easter.

History of Orthodox Pentecost Monday

It marks the end of the Easter cycle, that began 92 days before with Orthodox Shrove Monday.

Pentecost Sunday commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts, 2.

The Holy Spirit allowed the apostles to speak in other languages through 'tongues of fire', and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews who come to Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost),  a festival that celebrates of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

Many Christians recognise this day as the birth of the Church for two reasons. Firstly, the descent of the Holy Spirit completed the Trinity - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - the basis of Christian theology. Secondly, it was the first time that the Apostles had preached to the masses.

The following day, Pentecost Monday, is celebrated as a holiday in some East European counties.

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