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Ascension Day
Lesotho

Ascension Day 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Lesotho

Ascension Day is a holiday in Lesotho 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.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 MayThuAscension Day
202226 MayThuAscension Day
202318 MayThuAscension Day
20249 MayThuAscension Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Ascension Day are all public observances in Lesotho, and all three are a part of the greater Eastertide season.

It is sometimes said that Ascension Day comes 40 days after Easter, but that is only if you count Easter itself in the calculation. That method of counting is called “counting inclusively”.

For Christians, Ascension Day is a reminder of the fact that He who ascended has promised to return.

Other great themes of Ascension Day include the Great Commission, the reign of Christ from Heaven – called His “Session” – His coming reign on Earth, and the need to live holy lives until He comes again.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202021 MayThuAscension Day
201930 MayThuAscension Day
201810 MayThuAscension Day
201725 MayThuAscension Day