Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world in 2019

Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world in 2019
  How long until Orthodox Pentecost Monday?
This holiday next takes place tomorrow.
  Dates of Orthodox Pentecost Monday around the world
2021VariousMay 24
CyprusMon, May 24National Holiday
GreeceMon, May 24National Holiday
2020VariousJun 8
CyprusMon, Jun 8National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 8National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 8National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 8National Holiday
2019VariousJun 17
CyprusMon, Jun 17National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 17National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 17National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 17National Holiday
2018VariousMay 28
CyprusMon, May 28National Holiday
GreeceMon, May 28National Holiday
RomaniaMon, May 28National Holiday
UkraineMon, May 28National Holiday
2017VariousJun 5
CyprusMon, Jun 5National Holiday
GreeceMon, Jun 5National Holiday
RomaniaMon, Jun 5National Holiday
UkraineMon, Jun 5National 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 2019?
Cyprus  CyprusJun 17National Holiday
Greece  GreeceJun 17National Holiday
Romania  RomaniaJun 17National Holiday
Ukraine  UkraineJun 17National Holiday

When is Orthodox Pentecost Monday?

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

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

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday is also known as 'Kneeling Sunday', as it is tradition not to kneel during prayers in church from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday.

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, and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews who come to Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost). Many Christians recognise this event as the birth of the Church.

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

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