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Whitsunday in Latvia

Pentecost is a Christian holiday commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday.

Is Whitsunday a Public Holiday?

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

In 2021, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours.

According to Christian texts, the Holy Spirit, often symbolized by a dove, descended on the apostles who received the gift of tongues. Pentecost celebrates this event.

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About Whitsunday

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Whitsunday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016SunMay 15WhitsundayNational holiday
2017SunJun 4WhitsundayNational holiday
2018SunMay 20WhitsundayNational holiday
2019SunJun 9WhitsundayNational holiday
2020SunMay 31WhitsundayNational holiday
2021SunMay 23WhitsundayNational holiday
2022SunJun 5WhitsundayNational holiday
2023SunMay 28WhitsundayNational holiday
2024SunMay 19WhitsundayNational holiday
2025SunJun 8WhitsundayNational holiday
2026SunMay 24WhitsundayNational holiday

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