Whit Monday in United Kingdom
Quick FactsWhit Monday is a Christian observance also known as Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Alternative namePentecost Monday
Whit Monday 2013Monday, May 20, 2013
Whit Monday 2014Monday, June 9, 2014
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Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe Whit Monday, also known as Pentecost Monday, on the day after Pentecost, which is also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday. This period commemorates the Holy Spirit's descent on Jesus Christ's disciples, as told in the Christian Bible.
What do people do?
Many Christians in the United Kingdom observe Whit Monday and Whit Sunday, also known as Pentecost or Pentecost Sunday, by remembering the Holy Spirit's descent on Jesus' disciples and the events that followed, which are told in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.
Church events that observe Whit Monday may include evening services and bible group meetings. Whit Monday was once a bank holiday in the United Kingdom but the bank holiday is now allocated to the spring bank holiday on the last Monday of May.
Whit Monday is not a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. However, some educational institutions may close on Whit Monday so it is advised to check with these institutions about the days when they are closed.
Whit Monday used to be a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. However, the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, moved this bank holiday to the last Monday in May, following a trial period of this arrangement from 1965 to 1970. Whit Monday follows from Whit Sunday, also known as Whitsunday, Pentecost or Pentecost Sunday, which is a popular time for baptisms among some Christian churches.
The Pentecost period commemorates the Holy Spirit's coming to Jesus' disciples, which is recorded in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Many Christians see this event as the beginning of the Christian church. Past Whit Monday activities that have occurred in the United Kingdom include Whit Monday pilgrimages in areas such as Walsingham. The Pentecost date is usually determined in line with the Easter date. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.
The symbols of the Pentecost period are those of the Holy Spirit and include flames, wind, and a dove.
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Whit Monday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Mon||May 26||1980||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 8||1981||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 31||1982||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 23||1983||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 11||1984||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 27||1985||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 19||1986||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 8||1987||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 23||1988||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 15||1989||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 4||1990||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 20||1991||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 8||1992||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 31||1993||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 23||1994||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 5||1995||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 27||1996||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 19||1997||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 1||1998||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 24||1999||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 12||2000||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 4||2001||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 20||2002||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 9||2003||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 31||2004||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 16||2005||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 5||2006||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 28||2007||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 12||2008||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 1||2009||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 24||2010||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 13||2011||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 28||2012||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 20||2013||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Jun 9||2014||Whit Monday||Christian|
|Mon||May 25||2015||Whit Monday||Christian|
- Pentecost ―Sunday, May 19, 2013
Other holidays in May 2013 in United Kingdom
- Orthodox Good Friday ―Friday, May 3, 2013
- Orthodox Holy Saturday ―Saturday, May 4, 2013
- Orthodox Easter ―Sunday, May 5, 2013
- Early May Bank Holiday ―Monday, May 6, 2013
- Orthodox Easter Monday ―Monday, May 6, 2013
- Ascension Day ―Thursday, May 9, 2013
- Shavuot ―Wednesday, May 15, 2013
- Pentecost ―Sunday, May 19, 2013
- Trinity Sunday ―Sunday, May 26, 2013
- Spring Bank Holiday ―Monday, May 27, 2013
- Corpus Christi ―Thursday, May 30, 2013
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