Ascension Day 2021

When is Ascension Day 2021

Ascension Day 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021


When is Ascension Day 2022

Ascension Day 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Why we celebrate Ascension Day?

Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated according to the New Testament, when Jesus Christ preached to his disciples 40 days after his resurrection. It is believed that on the 40th day he took them to the Mount of Olives, where they watched him ascend to heaven. Ascension Day is the end of Easter. Depending on the phases of the moon in a particular year, the day of Ascension is celebrated on Thursday. But some churches, especially in the United States, celebrate Ascension Day next Sunday. Eastern Orthodox churches calculate the date of Easter according to the Julian calendar, and not according to the Gregorian, so they have Ascension Day after the celebration in the west.

What Do People Do?

In countries, where Ascension Day is considered an official public holiday, people go to church. In countries, where Ascension Day is considered a working day, people ask for leave to go to church for service.In Germany, Ascension Day is Father’s Day. In Sweden, people walk into the forest to hear the birds singing at dawn. In England, Ascension Day is associated with various water festivals, ranging from Well Dressing in Derbyshire and ending with the landing of the “Penny Hedge” in Whitby.

How to Celebrate?

Ascension Day isn’t a federal public holiday in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom or the United States. In the following countries it is a public holiday: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany. Government offices, schools, banks and other enterprises are closed in countries where Ascension Day is a public holiday.

Ascension Day Observances

List of dates for other years

Weekday Date Year Name
Thursday 13 May 2021 Ascension Day
Thursday 26 May 2022 Ascension Day
Thursday 18 May 2023 Ascension Day
Thursday 09 May 2024 Ascension Day
Thursday 29 May 2025 Ascension Day
Thursday 14 May 2026 Ascension Day
Thursday 06 May 2027 Ascension Day
Thursday 25 May 2028 Ascension Day
Thursday 10 May 2029 Ascension Day
Thursday 30 May 2030 Ascension Day

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List of Common Holidays in 2021

Date Holiday Type
January 2021    
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2021 National holiday
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2021 Christian
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2021 Orthodox Christian
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2021 Orthodox Christian
Jan 15 - Tues Makar Sankranti 2021 Hindu
Jan 21 - Mon Tu B'Shevat 2021 Jewish
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2021 National holiday
February 2021    
Feb 1 - Fri National Freedom Day 2021 Observance
Feb 1 - Fri National Wear Red Day 2021 Observance
Feb 2 - Sat Groundhog Day 2021 Observance
Feb 5 - Tues Chinese New Year 2021 Observance
Feb 12 - Tues Lincoln's Birthday 2021 Observance
Feb 14 - Thurs Valentine's Day 2021 Observance
Feb 18 - Mon Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2021 National holiday
March 2021    
Mar 1 - Fri Read Across America Day 2021 Observance
Mar 1 - Fri Employee Appreciation Day 2021 Observance
Mar 5 - Tues Maha Shivaratri 2021 Hindu
Mar 5 - Tues Mardi Gras 2021 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Lent 2019 Christian
Mar 6 - Wed Ash Wednesday 2021 Christian
Mar 10 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - begins 2021 Daylight Saving
Mar 17 - Sun St. Patrick's Day 2021 Observance
Mar 20 - Wed Spring/Fall - March equinox 2021 Season
Mar 21 - Thur Purim 2021 Jewish
Mar 21 - Thurs Holi 2021 Hindu
April 2021    
Apr 1 - Mon April Fools' Day 2021 Observance
Apr 3 - Wed Isra and Mi'raj 2021 Muslim
Apr 13 - Sat Thomas Jefferson Birthday 2021 Observance
Apr 14 - Sun Rama Navami 2021 Hindu
Apr 14 -Sun Palm Sunday 2021 Christian
Apr 15 - Mon Tax Day 2021 Observance
Apr 16 - Tues National Library Workers Day 2021 Observance
Apr 18 - Thurs Maundy Thursday 2021 Christian
Apr 19 - Fri Good Friday 2021 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Holy Saturday 2021 Christian
Apr 20 - Sat Passover - Starts 2021 Jewish
Apr 21 - Sun Laylat al Bara'at 2021 Muslim
Apr 21 - Sun Easter 2021 Christian
Apr 21 - Sun Earth Day 2021 Observance
Apr 22 - Mon Easter Monday 2021 Christian
Apr 24 - Wed Administrative Professionals Day 2021 Observance
Apr 25 - Thurs Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2021 Observance
Apr 26 - Fri Orthodox Good Friday 2021 Orthodox Christian
Apr 26 - Fri Arbor Day 2021 Observance
Apr 27 - Sat Passover - Final Day 2021 Jewish
Apr 28 - Sun Orthodox Easter 2021 Orthodox Christian
May 2021    
May 1 - Wed May Day 2021 Observance
May 2 - Thur Yom Hashoah 2021 Jewish
May 2 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2021 Observance
May 5 - Sun Cinco de Mayo 2021 Observance
May 6 - Mon National Nurses Day 2021 Observance
May 6 - Mon Ramadan starts 2021 Muslim
May 12 - Sun Mothers' Day 2021 Observance
May 15 - Wed Peace Officers Memorial Day 2021 Observance
May 18 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2021 Observance
May 22 - Wed National Maritime Day 2021 Observance
May 23 - Thurs Lag BaOmer 2021 Jewish
May 27 - Mon Memorial Day 2021 National holiday
May 30 - Thurs Ascension Day 2021 Christian
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2021 Muslim
June 2021    
Jun 1 - Sat Laylat al Qadr 2021 Muslim
Jun 5 - Wed Eid al-Fitr 2021 Muslim
Jun 6 - Thurs D-Day 2021 Observance
Jun 9 - Sun Shavuot 2021 Jewish
Jun 9 - Sun Pentecost 2021 Christian
Jun 10 - Mon Whit Monday 2021 Christian
Jun 14 - Fri Flag Day 2021 Observance
Jun 16 - Sun Fathers' Day 2021 Observance
Jun 20 - Thurs Corpus Christi 2021 Christian
Jun 21 - Fri Summer/Winter Solstice 2021 Season
July 2021    
Jul 4 - Thurs Rath Yatra 2021 Hindu
Jul 4 - Thurs 4th of July - Independence Day 2021 National holiday
Jul 28 - Sun Parents Day 2021 Observance
August 2021    
Aug 4 - Sun Friendship Day 2021 Observance
Aug 11 - Sun Day of Arafat 2021 Muslim
Aug 11 - Sun Tisha B'Av 2021 Jewish
Aug 11 - Sun Eid al-Adha 2021 Muslim
Aug 14 - Wed Raksha Bandhan 2021 Hindu
Aug 15 - Thurs Assumption of Mary 2021 Christian
Aug 19 - Mon National Aviation Day 2021 Observance
Aug 21 - Wed Senior Citizens Day 2021 Observance
Aug 23 - Fri Krishna Janmashtami 2021 Hindu
Aug 26 - Mon Women's Equality Day 2021 Observance
Aug 31 - Sat Muharram 2021 Muslim
September 2021    
Sept 2 - Mon Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Hindu
Sep 2 - Mon Labor Day 2021 National holiday
Sep 8 - Sun National Grandparents Day 2021 Observance
Sep 10 - Tues Ashura 2021 Muslim
Sep 11 - Wed Patriot Day 2021 Observance
Sep 17 - Tues Constitution Citizenship Day 2021 Observance
Sep 23 - Mon Fall/ Spring - September equinox 2021 Season
Sept 29 - Sun Navratri 2021 Hindu
Sept 30 - Mon Rosh Hashana 2021 Jewish
October 2021    
Oct 7 - Mon Child Health Day 2021 Observance
Oct 7 - Mon Dussehra 2021 Hindu
Oct 9 - Wed Leif Erikson 2021 Observance
Oct 9 - Wed Yom Kippur 2021 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Sukkot 2021 Jewish
Oct 14 - Mon Columbus Day 2021 National holiday
Oct 16 - Wed Boss's Day 2021 Observance
Oct 21 - Mon Shemini Atzeret 2021 Jewish
Oct 22 - Tues Simchat Torah 2021 Jewish
Oct 27 - Sun Diwali 2021 Hindu
Oct 31 - Thurs Halloween 2021 Observance
November 2021    
Nov 1 - Fri All Saints' Day 2021 Christian
Nov 2 - Fri All Souls Day 2021 Christian
Nov 3 - Sun Daylight Saving Time - ends 2021 Daylight Saving
Nov 10 - Sun The Prophet's Birthday 2021 Muslim
Nov 11 - Mon Veterans Day 2021 National holiday
Nov 28 - Thurs Thanksgiving Day 2021 National holiday
Nov 29 - Fri Black Friday 2021 Observance
December 2021    
Dec 2 - Mon Cyber Monday 2021 Observance
Dec 1 - Sun Advent 2021 Christian
Dec 6 - Fri St Nicholas Day 2021 Christian
Dec 7 - Sat Pearl Harbor Remebrance Day 2021 Observance
Dec 17 - Tues Wright Brothers Day 2021 Observance
Dec 22 - Sun Winter/Summer Solstice 2021 Season
Dec 23 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Starts 2021 Jewish
Dec 24 - Tues Christmas Eve 2021 Christian
Dec 25 - Wed Christmas Day 2021 National holiday
Dec 26 - Thurs Kwanzaa -thru Jan 1 2021 Observance
Dec 30 - Mon Hanukkah/Chanukah - Final Day 2021 Jewish
Dec 31 - Tues New Years Eve 2021 Observance

 


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