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Pentecost
Republic of the Congo

Pentecost 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Congo

Pentecost is a major Christian observance in the Republic of the Congo 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 a Whit Monday public holiday each year.

YearDateDayHoliday
202124 MayMonWhit Monday
20226 JunMonWhit Monday
202329 MayMonWhit Monday
202420 MayMonWhit Monday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Pentecost is an integral part of the overall Easter season. Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, and Ascension Day are also “Eastertide” holidays in the Republic of the Congo.

The account of Pentecost is found in the Biblical Book of Acts, in the second chapter, and describes how tongues of fire appeared over the heads of the apostles and others gathered in the upper room in Jerusalem. They proclaimed the Gospel to a multilingual crowd, and each individual heard the message in their own native tongue.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20201 JunMonWhit Monday
201910 JunMonWhit Monday
201821 MayMonWhit Monday
20175 JunMonWhit Monday