Ascension Day is a holiday in Eswatini 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.
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|2024||9 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
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Roman Catholicism counts Ascension Day among only six annual days of “holy obligation” where mass attendance is “mandatory”. Anglicans also attach great importance to Ascension Day, and many other Protestants and Evangelicals at least recognise the importance of Jesus’ Ascension even if they do little more than mentioning it in a sermon this time of year.
Some churches hold torch-led processions on Ascension Day, extinguish the Paschal candle that had been lit since Easter Sunday, or even symbolise the Ascension with a statuette of Jesus going through the church’s roof.
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|2020||21 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2019||30 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
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|2017||25 May||Thu||Ascension Day|