Ascension Day

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Ascension Day
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Ascension Day

The Christian belief in Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven is commemorated through the celebration of Ascension Day. This observance occurs on the Thursday, precisely 40 (or 39) days after Easter. In the current year, it is scheduled for May 9. Recognized by various names such as The Feast of the Ascension, The Ascension of Jesus, Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, this Christian holiday also serves as a public holiday in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, and others.