Pentecost in Estonia ― Date, History, and Details

Pentecost in Estonia

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History of Pentecost in Estonia and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

Pentecost is a Christian holiday commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday. Pentecost occurs 50 days after Easter Sunday and 10 days after Ascension Day.

In Estonia, Pentecost is celebrated with special church services and a day off from work. Families often get together for a meal, and many people take the opportunity to go on a hike or picnic in the countryside.