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Whit Monday

29. May

Whit Monday is a Christian holiday, which is celebrated the day after Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is 50 days after Easter and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' disciples. According to Christian tradition, on this day the disciples received the gift of tongues, to carry the message of Jesus to the whole world.

Whit Monday is a public holiday in many countries, especially in Europe. The holiday is often used as a day of rest and relaxation, and there are also traditional Whitsun processions and events in some countries.

In the Christian tradition, Whit Monday is interpreted as a symbol of the unity and universal spread of Christianity. The holiday reminds of that, that the message of Jesus is accessible to all people, regardless of their language or origin.


29. May