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Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven according to Christian belief.

Is Ascension Day a Public Holiday?

Ascension Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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Ascension Day marks the 40th day after Jesus Christ's resurrection according to Christian belief.
Ascension Day marks the 40th day after Jesus Christ's resurrection according to Christian belief.
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About Ascension Day

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Ascension Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2014ThuMay 29Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2015ThuMay 14Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2016ThuMay 5Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2017ThuMay 25Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2018ThuMay 10Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2019ThuMay 30Ascension DayPublic Holiday
2020ThuMay 21Ascension DayPublic Holiday

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