Whit Monday around the world in 2020

  How long until Whit Monday?
This holiday next takes place in 283 days.
  Dates of Whit Monday around the world
2021 Various May 24
AndorraMon, May 24National Holiday
AnguillaMon, May 24National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaMon, May 24National Holiday
AustriaMon, May 24National Holiday
BahamasMon, May 24National Holiday
BarbadosMon, May 24National Holiday
BelgiumMon, May 24National Holiday
BeninMon, May 24National Holiday
Central African RepublicMon, May 24National Holiday
CongoMon, May 24National Holiday
DenmarkMon, May 24National Holiday
DominicaMon, May 24National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, May 24National Holiday
FranceMon, May 24National Holiday
French GuianaMon, May 24National Holiday
French PolynesiaMon, May 24National Holiday
GabonMon, May 24National Holiday
GermanyMon, May 24National Holiday
GreenlandMon, May 24National Holiday
GrenadaMon, May 24National Holiday
GuadeloupeMon, May 24National Holiday
HungaryMon, May 24National Holiday
IcelandMon, May 24National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, May 24National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, May 24National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, May 24National Holiday
MadagascarMon, May 24National Holiday
MartiniqueMon, May 24National Holiday
MonacoMon, May 24National Holiday
NetherlandsMon, May 24National Holiday
New CaledoniaMon, May 24National Holiday
NorwayMon, May 24National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, May 24National Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, May 24National Holiday
Saint MartinMon, May 24National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, May 24National Holiday
SenegalMon, May 24National Holiday
Switzerland May 24
AargauMon, May 24Regional Holiday
Appenzell AusserrhodenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
Basel-LandschaftMon, May 24Regional Holiday
Basel-StadtMon, May 24Regional Holiday
BernMon, May 24Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, May 24Regional Holiday
GenevaMon, May 24Regional Holiday
GlarusMon, May 24Regional Holiday
GraubündenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
JuraMon, May 24Regional Holiday
LucerneMon, May 24Regional Holiday
NeuchâtelMon, May 24Regional Holiday
NidwaldenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
ObwaldenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
SchaffhausenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
SchwyzMon, May 24Regional Holiday
SolothurnMon, May 24Regional Holiday
St. GallenMon, May 24Regional Holiday
ThurgauMon, May 24Regional Holiday
TicinoMon, May 24Regional Holiday
UriMon, May 24Regional Holiday
VaudMon, May 24Regional Holiday
ZurichMon, May 24Regional Holiday
TogoMon, May 24National Holiday
2020 Various Jun 1
AndorraMon, Jun 1National Holiday
AnguillaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
AustriaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
BahamasMon, Jun 1National Holiday
BarbadosMon, Jun 1National Holiday
BelgiumMon, Jun 1National Holiday
BeninMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Central African RepublicMon, Jun 1National Holiday
CongoMon, Jun 1National Holiday
DenmarkMon, Jun 1National Holiday
DominicaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, Jun 1National Holiday
FranceMon, Jun 1National Holiday
French GuianaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
French PolynesiaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
GabonMon, Jun 1National Holiday
GermanyMon, Jun 1National Holiday
GreenlandMon, Jun 1National Holiday
GrenadaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
GuadeloupeMon, Jun 1National Holiday
HungaryMon, Jun 1National Holiday
IcelandMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, Jun 1National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Jun 1National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, Jun 1National Holiday
MadagascarMon, Jun 1National Holiday
MartiniqueMon, Jun 1National Holiday
MonacoMon, Jun 1National Holiday
NetherlandsMon, Jun 1National Holiday
New CaledoniaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
NorwayMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Saint MartinMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, Jun 1National Holiday
SenegalMon, Jun 1National Holiday
Switzerland Jun 1
AargauMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
Appenzell AusserrhodenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
Basel-LandschaftMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
Basel-StadtMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
BernMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
GenevaMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
GlarusMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
GraubündenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
JuraMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
LucerneMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
NeuchâtelMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
NidwaldenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
ObwaldenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
SchaffhausenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
SchwyzMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
SolothurnMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
St. GallenMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
ThurgauMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
TicinoMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
UriMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
VaudMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
ZurichMon, Jun 1Regional Holiday
TogoMon, Jun 1National Holiday
2019 Various Jun 10
AndorraMon, Jun 10National Holiday
AnguillaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
AustriaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
BahamasMon, Jun 10National Holiday
BarbadosMon, Jun 10National Holiday
BelgiumMon, Jun 10National Holiday
BeninMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Central African RepublicMon, Jun 10National Holiday
CongoMon, Jun 10National Holiday
DenmarkMon, Jun 10National Holiday
DominicaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, Jun 10National Holiday
FranceMon, Jun 10National Holiday
French GuianaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
French PolynesiaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
GabonMon, Jun 10National Holiday
GermanyMon, Jun 10National Holiday
GreenlandMon, Jun 10National Holiday
GrenadaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
GuadeloupeMon, Jun 10National Holiday
HungaryMon, Jun 10National Holiday
IcelandMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, Jun 10National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Jun 10National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, Jun 10National Holiday
MadagascarMon, Jun 10National Holiday
MartiniqueMon, Jun 10National Holiday
MonacoMon, Jun 10National Holiday
NetherlandsMon, Jun 10National Holiday
New CaledoniaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
NorwayMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Saint MartinMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, Jun 10National Holiday
SenegalMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Switzerland Jun 10
AargauMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
Appenzell AusserrhodenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
Basel-LandschaftMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
Basel-StadtMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
BernMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
GenevaMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
GlarusMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
GraubündenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
JuraMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
LucerneMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
NeuchâtelMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
NidwaldenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
ObwaldenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
SchaffhausenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
SchwyzMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
SolothurnMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
St. GallenMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
ThurgauMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
TicinoMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
UriMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
VaudMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
ZurichMon, Jun 10Regional Holiday
TogoMon, Jun 10National Holiday
2018 Various May 21
AndorraMon, May 21National Holiday
AnguillaMon, May 21National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaMon, May 21National Holiday
AustriaMon, May 21National Holiday
BahamasMon, May 21National Holiday
BarbadosMon, May 21National Holiday
BelgiumMon, May 21National Holiday
BeninMon, May 21National Holiday
Central African RepublicMon, May 21National Holiday
CongoMon, May 21National Holiday
DenmarkMon, May 21National Holiday
DominicaMon, May 21National Holiday
Faroe IslandsMon, May 21National Holiday
FranceMon, May 21National Holiday
French GuianaMon, May 21National Holiday
French PolynesiaMon, May 21National Holiday
GabonMon, May 21National Holiday
GermanyMon, May 21National Holiday
GreenlandMon, May 21National Holiday
GrenadaMon, May 21National Holiday
GuadeloupeMon, May 21National Holiday
HungaryMon, May 21National Holiday
IcelandMon, May 21National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, May 21National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, May 21National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, May 21National Holiday
MadagascarMon, May 21National Holiday
MartiniqueMon, May 21National Holiday
MonacoMon, May 21National Holiday
NetherlandsMon, May 21National Holiday
NorwayMon, May 21National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, May 21National Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, May 21National Holiday
Saint MartinMon, May 21National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, May 21National Holiday
SenegalMon, May 21National Holiday
Switzerland May 21
AargauMon, May 21Regional Holiday
Appenzell AusserrhodenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
Basel-LandschaftMon, May 21Regional Holiday
Basel-StadtMon, May 21Regional Holiday
BernMon, May 21Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, May 21Regional Holiday
GenevaMon, May 21Regional Holiday
GlarusMon, May 21Regional Holiday
GraubündenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
JuraMon, May 21Regional Holiday
LucerneMon, May 21Regional Holiday
NeuchâtelMon, May 21Regional Holiday
NidwaldenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
ObwaldenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
SchaffhausenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
SchwyzMon, May 21Regional Holiday
SolothurnMon, May 21Regional Holiday
St. GallenMon, May 21Regional Holiday
ThurgauMon, May 21Regional Holiday
TicinoMon, May 21Regional Holiday
UriMon, May 21Regional Holiday
VaudMon, May 21Regional Holiday
ZurichMon, May 21Regional Holiday
TogoMon, May 21National Holiday
2017 Various Jun 5
AustriaMon, Jun 5National Holiday
BahamasMon, Jun 5National Holiday
BarbadosMon, Jun 5National Holiday
BelgiumMon, Jun 5National Holiday
DenmarkMon, Jun 5National Holiday
FranceMon, Jun 5National Holiday
GabonMon, Jun 5National Holiday
GermanyMon, Jun 5National Holiday
GrenadaMon, Jun 5National Holiday
HungaryMon, Jun 5National Holiday
IcelandMon, Jun 5National Holiday
Ivory CoastMon, Jun 5National Holiday
LiechtensteinMon, Jun 5National Holiday
LuxembourgMon, Jun 5National Holiday
MonacoMon, Jun 5National Holiday
NetherlandsMon, Jun 5National Holiday
NorwayMon, Jun 5National Holiday
Saint LuciaMon, Jun 5National Holiday
SenegalMon, Jun 5National Holiday
Switzerland Jun 5
AargauMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Appenzell AusserrhodenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Appenzell InnerrhodenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Basel-LandschaftMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Basel-StadtMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
BernMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
FribourgMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
GenevaMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
GlarusMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
GraubündenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
JuraMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
LucerneMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
NeuchâtelMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
NidwaldenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ObwaldenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
SchaffhausenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
SchwyzMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
SolothurnMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
St. GallenMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ThurgauMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
TicinoMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
UriMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
VaudMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ZugMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ZurichMon, Jun 5Regional Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.
  Which countries observe Whit Monday in 2020?

When is Whit Monday?

Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in several countries on the Monday after Whitsunday. Also known as Pentecost or Whitsun, Whitsunday is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Easter and 10 days after Ascension.

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

Until fairly recently, Whit Monday was a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. Until 1967, it was a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, when it was replaced by the 'spring bank holiday' on the last Monday in May.

It gets its English name for following "Whitsun", the day that became one of the three baptismal seasons.

The name "Whitsunday" is now generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by the candidates for baptism on this feast. 

The day 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). Saint Peter then delivered the first Christian sermon, which led to the conversion and baptism of 3,000 people. Many Christians recognize this event as the birth of the Church.

Based on the Holy Spirit bringing understanding and wisdom to the Apostles, some argue that Whitsunday may have its origins in the Anglo-Saxon word "wit", meaning "understanding".

The following day, Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday) is celebrated as a holiday in many European counties.

Holiday Spirit Monday

The holiday is celebrated in the Orthodox Church as Pentecost or Holy Spirit Monday. The date in the Orthodox church calendar will differ from the Western church due to the different methods of calculating the date of Easter.

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