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.
Ascension Day celebrates Jesus’ ascension to heaven 40 days after Easter. People celebrate the day off by staying home and relaxing, or enjoying the outside. Since it is a Christian holiday, mass is held.