May 2016
No. Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
19 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
20 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
21 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
23 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
  • In 2016 year Ascension of Jesus falls on
    first Thursday of May

Ascension of Jesus dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
May 2017
25
May 2018
10
May 2019
30
May 2020
21
May 2021
13
May 2022
26
May 2023
18
The dates the holiday is observed are marked with a dotted line (applies to federal holidays). Date calculations are based on your computer's date and time.

Ascension of Jesus 2016

Thursday, May 5

Ascension Day (also known as Ascension Thursday or Feast of the Ascension) refers to Jesus bodily ascending to heaven. According to the New Testament, the Ascension of Jesus occurring 40 days after the Easter on a Thursday (and ten days before Pentecost) but some religious celebrate it on Sunday in the sixth week following Easter Sunday. The Feast of the Ascension is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar.

The Acts of the Apostles says that after the resurrection Jesus stayed with his apostles for 40 days. Afterwards, they came to the Mount of Olives from where Jesus ascended to heaven to be with God. Following days prepare faithful for Pentecost.