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Ascension Day 2020

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Ascension Day is in 2020 on a Thursday (May 21, 2020)

This is no holiday and therfore no day off. You always can take the day off by yourself to celebrate Ascension Day.

When is Ascension Day?

DateWeek Number.Days until
Ascension Day
Thursday 21 May 2020 Week 21277
Thursday 13 May 2021 Week 19634
Thursday 26 May 2022 Week 211012

What is Ascension Day?

Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday on the 40th day of Easter, or 39 days after Easter Sunday. Some churches in the United States join forces to celebrate a combined Day of Prayer and Ascension Day service, which may include a time for reflection. A few churches also organize a "church crawl", where people travel from one church to another and experience the different prayer events. Other churches may feature combined cathedral choirs that offer a special solemn Eucharist written especially for Ascension Day. A social time usually follows the service. Some Lutheran churches hold a special ceremony where the Paschal candle is extinguished and removed after the reading of the gospel on Ascension Day. See also Ascension Day on Wikipedia.

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