Whitsun 2016: What is Pentecost and What Date Is Whit Sunday?: The festival of the United Kingdom (UK) known as Whit is the name given to Pentecost. It is also popularly known as WhitSunday. It is a two-day occasion which starts on Sunday and ends on Monday. (check: Azhar collection.)
In 2016, Whitsun is going to be observed on 15th of May, i.e., this Sunday. In general, it is a festival celebrated by the people following Christianity religion. It is celebrated annually on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
Whitsun 2016: What is Pentecost and What Date Is Whit Sunday?
The event is celebrated to honor the Holy Spirit who descended on Jesus’ disciples as it is known from the book of Acts. Churches follow their own way of celebrations. Some take part in Whit Walks around the parish to commemorate the day.
In some areas in the northwest 0f England, there was a traditional way of celebrating the festival, i.e., Whit Fairs or Whit Ale, which involved customs likes of parades and music.
Along with the above customs, Morris dancing and cheese rolling also include on this list and have been associated with it since a long time now. Moreover, it is also considered as an auspicious time for baptism and confirmation services in the church.
From 1871 and 1978, there used to be a bank holiday on Whit Monday, the day after Whitsun. Later on, it got replaced with the Spring Bank Holiday in late May.Whitsun Pentecost 2016 Whit Sunday
Bible verses related to Pentecost include:
Acts 2:1 — When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.
John 14:26 — But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Titus 3:5 — He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.