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Pentecost (Whit Sunday)


Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday, is a Christian holiday that falls 50 days after Easter. It commemorates the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus Christ’s disciples. Many people consider this event to mark the beginning of the Christian Church. Customs vary around the world. It is generally considered a time for families to get together in celebration. It is common for baptisms to take place on this day. The color red, and plants such as geranium are important symbols of Pentecost.