Pentecost is a major Christian observance in Montserrat 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.
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|2023||29 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2024||20 May||Mon||Whit 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.
It is common to observe Pentecost in Montserrat by attending Pentecost church services, where the descent of the Holy Spirit is celebrated. Many are still baptised or confirmed on this day. Some go on short pilgrimages or take part in religious processions.
Enjoying the day and weekend off may just mean relaxing at home and consuming some traditional Montserrat cuisine like goat water stew, jerk shrimp, cinnamon bananas, grilled mahi mahi, or crusty bread rolls.
|2021||24 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2020||1 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2019||10 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2018||21 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2017||5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|