Pentecost

DateEventPlace
Jun 04, 2017 Pentecost 2017 World
May 20, 2018 Pentecost 2018 World

Information about Pentecost

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove.

Significance: Pentecost is a feast in the calendar of ancient Israel. Later it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles of Jesus Christ. Pentecost is often described as the "Birthday of the Church".

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
Religious (church) services; having festive meals; joining processions; folk customs; dancing; spring and woodland rites; festive clothing; thinking of the finnish saying "If one has no sweetheart until Pentecost, he/she will not have it during the whole summer."
Observed by:
Roman Catholics, Old Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians.
Legal holiday in:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, parts of Switzerland, Ukraine, Senegal, Benin, Togo
Location:
World
Initiator:
Church

Pentecost in other languages

Pfingsten
German:
Pentecostés
Spanish:
Pentecôte
French:

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