Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2024

Pentecost Sunday around the world in 2024
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Pentecost Sunday
  Dates of Pentecost Sunday around the world
2025 Various Jun 8
BelgiumSun, Jun 8Not A Public Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSun, Jun 8National Holiday
DenmarkSun, Jun 8National Holiday
EstoniaSun, Jun 8National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, Jun 8National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, Jun 8National Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 8National Holiday
IcelandSun, Jun 8National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Jun 8National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 8National Holiday
NorwaySun, Jun 8National Holiday
PolandSun, Jun 8National Holiday
Sint MaartenSun, Jun 8National Holiday
SloveniaSun, Jun 8National Holiday
SwedenSun, Jun 8National Holiday
2024 Various May 19
BelgiumSun, May 19Not A Public Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSun, May 19National Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 19National Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 19National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, May 19National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, May 19National Holiday
HungarySun, May 19National Holiday
IcelandSun, May 19National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, May 19National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 19National Holiday
NorwaySun, May 19National Holiday
PolandSun, May 19National Holiday
Sint MaartenSun, May 19National Holiday
SloveniaSun, May 19National Holiday
SwedenSun, May 19National Holiday
2023 Various May 28
BelgiumSun, May 28Not A Public Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSun, May 28National Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 28National Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 28National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, May 28National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, May 28National Holiday
HungarySun, May 28National Holiday
IcelandSun, May 28National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, May 28National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 28National Holiday
NorwaySun, May 28National Holiday
PolandSun, May 28National Holiday
Sint MaartenSun, May 28National Holiday
SloveniaSun, May 28National Holiday
SwedenSun, May 28National Holiday
2022 Various Jun 5
BelgiumSun, Jun 5Not A Public Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSun, Jun 5National Holiday
DenmarkSun, Jun 5National Holiday
EstoniaSun, Jun 5National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, Jun 5National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, Jun 5National Holiday
HungarySun, Jun 5National Holiday
IcelandSun, Jun 5National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, Jun 5National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, Jun 5National Holiday
NorwaySun, Jun 5National Holiday
PolandSun, Jun 5National Holiday
Sint MaartenSun, Jun 5National Holiday
SloveniaSun, Jun 5National Holiday
SwedenSun, Jun 5National Holiday
2021 Various May 23
BelgiumSun, May 23Not A Public Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSun, May 23National Holiday
DenmarkSun, May 23National Holiday
EstoniaSun, May 23National Holiday
Faroe IslandsSun, May 23National Holiday
French PolynesiaSun, May 23National Holiday
HungarySun, May 23National Holiday
IcelandSun, May 23National Holiday
LiechtensteinSun, May 23National Holiday
NetherlandsSun, May 23National Holiday
NorwaySun, May 23National Holiday
PolandSun, May 23National Holiday
Sint MaartenSun, May 23National Holiday
SloveniaSun, May 23National Holiday
SwedenSun, May 23National Holiday

Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter

  Which countries observe Pentecost Sunday in 2024?
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When is Pentecost Sunday?

Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter and 10 days after Ascension. The name comes from the Greek word "pentekoste" which means fiftieth as Pentecost Sunday takes place on the 50th day of Easter.

As the date is based on Easter, this day is a moveable feast. The earliest day that Pentecost Sunday can fall is May 10th (as in 1818) and the latest possible date is June 13th (next in 2038).

It marks the end of the Easter cycle, which began 90 days ago with Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent.

Why is it called Pentecost Sunday?

This Christian holy day commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts 2:1–31, the fifth book of the New Testament of the Bible.

The Holy Spirit allowed the apostles to speak in other languages, and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews who were in Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot (also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost - in this case, meaning seven weeks since Passover).

Many Christians recognise the Descent of the Holy Spirit as the birth of the Church.

In the United Kingdom, Pentecost is known as Whitsunday. The name "Whitsunday" is generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by the candidates for baptism on this feast.

Early in the 15th century, an Augustinian cleric, John Mirk, proposed an alternative reason for the name. Mirk advised his parishioners in Shropshire that the real meaning of Whitsunday was "wit" rather than "white," since this was the day when the Holy Spirit infused the Apostles with knowledge and understanding (wit) and wisdom. 

In Germany, Pentecost is called "Pfingsten" and often coincides with the beginning of many outdoor and springtime activities. 

Did you know?

In 1662, Isaac Newton compiled a list of 48 sins he had committed before Whitsunday that included ‘eating an apple at Thy house’, ‘making pies on Sunday night‘, and ‘denying a crossbow to my mother and grandmother though I knew of it’.

Orthodox Pentecost Sunday

As the date of Orthodox Easter is usually different to the date in the Western Church, so to the date of Orthodox Pentecost Sunday, also known as Holy Spirit Sunday, will differ.

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