Ascension of Christ
by Garofalo, 1520
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
(colloquially known as Ascension Thursday or Ascension Day) is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar, and commemorates the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter
(39 days after Easter Sunday
). However, some Roman Catholic provinces have moved the observance to the following Sunday. The feast is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated), ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost
In Western Christianity, the earliest possible date is April 30th, the latest possible date is June 3rd.
Ascension Day is a holiday in many European countries, but not in the United Statest, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. In Germany it coincides with Father's Day
Further reading: Feast of the Ascension
2021 calendar as templates for
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A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.