Ascension of Jesus 2016

May 2016
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23 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
  • In 2016 year Ascension of Jesus falls on
    first Thursday of May

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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 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 faithfuls for Pentecost.

A list of Ascension of Jesus dates in the following years

Below are the dates for Ascension of Jesus in the next 10 years. You can also see on which day of the week the holiday falls and how many days are left until that date.

Year Date Weekday
2015 14 May Thursday
2016 5 May Thursday
2017 25 May Thursday
2018 10 May Thursday
2019 30 May Thursday
2020 21 May Thursday
2021 13 May Thursday
2022 26 May Thursday
2023 18 May Thursday
2024 9 May Thursday