Ascension of Jesus

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May 10, 2018 Ascension of Jesus 2018 World
May 30, 2019 Ascension of Jesus 2019 World

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Ascension of Jesus

Significance: The Feast of the Ascension commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical feasts. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter.

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
Blessing of beans and grapes after the Commemoration of the Dead in the Canon of the Mass; blessing of first fruits; blessing of a candle; wearing of mitres by deacon and subdeacon; extinguishing the paschal candle; joining processions with torches and banners
Observed by:
Western Church
Legal holiday in:
Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, Indonesia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Namibia, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Vanuatu
Location:
World
Synonyms:
Feast of the Ascension, Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, Ascension Day, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Initiator:
Church

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