An Eastern Orthodox icon of Pentecost
Pentecost Sunday is the day of the Pentecost
festival, a prominent feast in the calendar of Ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai, and also later in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the remaining eleven disciples of Christ (Judas had hanged himself) after the Resurrection of Jesus. It always falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter
. Pentecost means "fiftieth day": it is celebrated 50 days from Easter Sunday
(including Easter Sunday in the counting), hence its name. It can fall as early as May 10 and as late as June 13.
Especially in the United Kingdom, Pentecost Sunday is also known as Whit Sunday
, Whitsun, or Whit, meaning "White Sunday", a name derived from the white garments that were worn by those newly baptized on this day.
Pentecost Sunday is followed by Pentecost Monday
(also known as Whit Monday
), a public holiday in many countries with Christian traditions.
Further reading: Pentecost
2021 calendar as templates for
Word, Excel and PDF
A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.