Pentecost is a major Christian observance in Bonaire that takes place on the fiftieth day of Easter — 49 days after Easter Sunday. It is also known as Whit Sunday.
|2024||19 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2025||8 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2026||24 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
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Pentecost is the final celebration of the seven-week Easter period. According to Christian belief, Pentecost commemorates the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and disciples of Jesus, giving them the ability to speak in different languages to share the good news about Jesus.
The name “Whit” Sunday and Monday comes from the white clothes traditionally worn by those being baptised on this popular day for baptisms.
There are often Pentecost markets and music festivals to attend over the weekend in Bonaire.. And many cruise ships arrive with a fresh load of tourists. Diving and snorkeling and swimming at the beaches are huge this time of year. Many businesses are closed for the weekend, however, and spending a lot of time with family is the norm, whether that means in the house or out and about.
|2023||28 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2022||5 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2021||23 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2020||31 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2019||9 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2018||20 May||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|2017||4 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|