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Pentecost

Pentecost, also known as the Feast of Weeks, is a significant Christian festival that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus Christ. While India is a culturally diverse country with various religious traditions, Pentecost holds significance for the Christian community. Here is a general overview of the origin and history of Pentecost in India:

  1. Biblical Origins: Pentecost finds its origins in the New Testament of the Bible, specifically in the Book of Acts. According to the biblical account, after Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, he appeared to his disciples and gave them the Great Commission to spread the gospel to all nations. He instructed them to wait in Jerusalem until they received the power of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Descent of the Holy Spirit: The event known as Pentecost occurred on the Jewish festival of Shavuot, which was 50 days after the Passover. While the disciples were gathered in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the form of tongues of fire, enabling them to speak in different languages and empowering them for their mission.

  3. Outpouring of the Holy Spirit: The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost marked the birth of the Christian Church. The disciples began preaching the message of Jesus Christ with boldness and witnessed the conversion of many people, resulting in the rapid spread of Christianity.

  4. Celebration of Pentecost: Christians in India, like in many other parts of the world, celebrate Pentecost as a significant festival. It is observed 50 days after Easter Sunday, usually falling in May or June. Pentecost Sunday is marked by special church services, prayers, hymns, and sermons focusing on the work and power of the Holy Spirit.

  5. Worship and Reflection: Christians gather in churches across India to worship and reflect on the significance of Pentecost. They seek to experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and pray for spiritual renewal and guidance.

  6. Symbols and Traditions: Pentecost is often associated with symbols such as flames, representing the tongues of fire, and doves, symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Red is the liturgical color associated with Pentecost, symbolizing the fire and power of the Holy Spirit.

  7. Cultural Practices: While the core focus of Pentecost is on the spiritual significance, cultural practices may vary among Christian communities in India. Some churches incorporate traditional music, dance, and cultural expressions in their Pentecost celebrations.

It's important to note that while Pentecost is celebrated by Christians in India, the observance and traditions may vary among different Christian denominations and cultural contexts. The focus remains on the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the empowerment of believers for their mission in the world.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Sunday May 19, 2024 Pentecost 2 days ago
2025 Sunday Jun 8, 2025 Pentecost 1 year from now
2026 Sunday May 24, 2026 Pentecost 2 years from now
2027 Sunday May 16, 2027 Pentecost 2 years from now
2028 Sunday Jun 4, 2028 Pentecost 4 years from now
2029 Sunday May 20, 2029 Pentecost 4 years from now
2030 Sunday Jun 9, 2030 Pentecost 6 years from now
2031 Sunday Jun 1, 2031 Pentecost 7 years from now
2032 Sunday May 16, 2032 Pentecost 7 years from now
2033 Sunday Jun 5, 2033 Pentecost 9 years from now
2034 Sunday May 28, 2034 Pentecost 10 years from now
2035 Sunday May 13, 2035 Pentecost 10 years from now
2036 Sunday Jun 1, 2036 Pentecost 12 years from now
2037 Sunday May 24, 2037 Pentecost 13 years from now
2038 Sunday Jun 13, 2038 Pentecost 14 years from now
2039 Sunday May 29, 2039 Pentecost 15 years from now
2023 Sunday May 28, 2023 Pentecost 11 months ago
2022 Sunday Jun 5, 2022 Pentecost 1 year ago
2021 Sunday May 23, 2021 Pentecost 2 years ago
2020 Sunday May 31, 2020 Pentecost 3 years ago
2019 Sunday Jun 9, 2019 Pentecost 4 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.