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Ascension Day

Icelandic Ascension Day

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

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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