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Ascension Day

Icelandic Ascension Day

Ascension Day
Photo by: Brian Gratwicke
Holiday Date
40th day of Easter

About Ascension Day

Ascension Day celebrates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven. It is celebrated on the 40th day of Easter, 39 days after Easter Sunday. According to Christian belief Christ spent the 40 days after his resurrection teaching his apostles until he ascended to heaven on the 40th day while they looked on.

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