Pentecost is a major Christian observance in Togo 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.
|2022||6 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2023||29 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2024||20 May||Mon||Whit 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.
The term Pentecost comes from the Greek and means “the fiftieth day”. Pentecost is a major religious feast day in the Roman Catholic Church and in many Protestant Churches. It is the day of the descent of the Holy Spirit to empower the first Christians to carry out the Great Commission of the ascending Christ to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Some people engage in special times of prayer and fasting between Ascension Day and Whit Monday. Ascension Day commemorates the day Christ ascended into Heaven and comes 10 days before Whit Monday.
|2021||24 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2020||1 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2019||10 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2018||21 May||Mon||Whit Monday|
|2017||5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday|