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Pentecost 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Madagascar

Pentecost is a major Christian observance in Madagascar that takes place on the fiftieth day of Easter – 49 days after Easter Sunday. It is also known as Whit Sunday, and is celebrated with Whit Sunday and Whit Monday public holidays each year.

202419 MaySunWhit Sunday
20 MayMonWhit Monday
20258 JunSunWhit Sunday
9 JunMonWhit Monday
202624 MaySunWhit Sunday
25 MayMonWhit Monday
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Pentecost is the final celebration of the seven-week Easter period. According to Christian belief, Pentecost commemorates the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and disciples of Jesus, giving them the ability to speak in different languages to share the good news about Jesus.

The name “Whit” Sunday and Monday comes from the white clothes traditionally worn by those being baptised on this popular day for baptisms.

There are often Pentecost masses and church meetings across Madagascar that are traditionally attended by the people. As this is the day historically that many consider the “Birthday of the Church”, messages are themed to the purpose and ministry of the Church.

Originally, Pentecost was the Jewish holiday of Shavuoth, which celebrates the harvest and the giving of the Torah. And many around the world who follow Judaism still celebrate for these reasons to the present day.

Previous Years

202328 MaySunWhit Sunday
29 MayMonWhit Monday
20225 JunSunWhit Sunday
6 JunMonWhit Monday