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Pentecost
Dominica

Pentecost 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Dominica

Pentecost is a major Christian observance in Dominica that takes place on the fiftieth day of Easter – 49 days after Easter Sunday. It is also known as Whit Sunday, and is celebrated with a Whit Monday public holiday each year.

YearDateDayHoliday
202124 MayMonWhit Monday
20226 JunMonWhit Monday
202329 MayMonWhit Monday
202420 MayMonWhit Monday
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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.

While not a particularly prominent holiday these days, nonetheless, Pentecost is of huge significance in the history of Christianity. In general, Whit Sunday is treated as a holy day and a religious occasion, or at least by the devout. On the other hand, Whit Monday is a day of recreation and of workers simply taking a much-needed break.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JunMonWhit Monday
201910 JunMonWhit Monday
201821 MayMonWhit Monday
20175 JunMonWhit Monday