What is the Pentecost?
In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ. It became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the “Birthday of the Church”.
According to Christian tradition, Pentecost is always seven weeks after Easter Sunday; that is to say, 50 days after Easter (inclusive of Easter Day). In other words, it falls on the eighth Sunday, counting Easter Day. Pentecost Monday is a also public holiday in some countries (such as France).