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** Pentecost **

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This article is about the Christian holiday. For the Jewish holiday, see
Shavuot. For other uses, see Pentecost (disambiguation).

Pentecost
Icon-Pentecost.jpg
An icon of the Christian Pentecost, in the Greek Orthodox tradition. This
is the Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. At the
bottom is an allegorical figure, called /Kosmos/, which symbolizes the
world.
Observed by Roman Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental
Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians.
Type Christian
Significance Celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles
and other followers of Jesus
Celebrations Religious (church) services, Festive meals, Processions,
Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination, Folk customs, Dancing, Spring & woodland
rites, Festive clothing.
Observances Prayer, Vigils, Fasting (pre-festival), Novenas, Retreats

Holy Communion, Litany
Date Easter + 49 days
2013 date May 19 (Western)

June 23 (Eastern)
2014 date June 8 (Western)

June 8 (Eastern)
2015 date May 24 (Western)

May 31 (Eastern)
Related to Shavuot, historically and symbolically; Septuagesima,
Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm
Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday which lead up to
Easter; and Ascension, Trinity Sunday, and Corpus Christi which follow it.

*Pentecost* (Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή
[ἡμέρα], /Pentēkostē [hēmera]/, "the fiftieth
[day]") is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the
calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This
feast is still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot. Later, in the Christian
liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy
Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, (120 in all)
as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31.^[1] For this reason,
Pentecost is sometimes described by some Christians today as the "Birthday
of the


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost

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