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Ascension Day

Ascension Day 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Burundi

Ascension Day is a holiday in Burundi to commemorate Jesus Christ’s ascension to heaven as recorded in the Bible. It is observed on the fortieth day of Easter – 39 days after Easter Sunday – and always fall on a Thursday.

202318 MayThuAscension Day
20249 MayThuAscension Day
202529 MayThuAscension Day
202614 MayThuAscension Day
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Ascension Day has been observed by Christians at least since A.D. 385. Mostly Roman Catholics and Anglicans still observe Ascension Day these days, but in Burundi, even those in other denominations will be aware of the meaning of the day. Ascension Day can fall anywhere between 30 April and 3 June.

In some churches, the Easter candle is finally put out on Ascension Day, and religious processions may take place. Roman Catholic dogma marks Ascension Day as a “day of holy obligation”.

Previous Years

202226 MayThuAscension Day
202113 MayThuAscension Day
202021 MayThuAscension Day
201930 MayThuAscension Day
201810 MayThuAscension Day
201725 MayThuAscension Day