Ascension Day is a holiday in Mayotte 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.
|2022||26 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2023||18 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2024||9 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
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As an overseas department of France, Mayotte celebrates the same holidays as does mainland France, including Ascension Day. Ascension Day is the middle of a string of public holidays, with Easter Monday 40 days before and Whit Monday 10 days after.
Ascension Day normally falls sometime in May and may land near other May holidays of Mayotte. Three important aspects of Jesus’ Ascension that churches may highlight on Ascension Day include: the exaltation of Christ after his period of humiliation on Earth, the empowerment of the church for service, and the expectation of Jesus’ soon return to the Earth He ascended from.
|2021||13 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2020||21 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2019||30 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2018||10 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2017||25 May||Thu||Ascension Day|