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 Pentecost falls on
    third Sunday of May

Pentecost dates in the following years:

Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
June 2017
4
May 2018
20
June 2019
9
May 2020
31
May 2021
23
June 2022
5
May 2023
28
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.

Pentecost 2016

Sunday, May 15 Medieval illustration of the Pentecost (12th century)

Pentecost ("the fiftieth day") is a Christian holiday commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the fiftieth day after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Apostles began to speak in many languages and have received other spiritual gifts. The event was foretold by Jesus before his Ascension.

In Christian tradition Pentecost is a moveable feast observed exactly seven weeks after Easter Day, i.e. 50 days after Easter (inclusive, 49 + Easter). It always falls on the seventh Sunday after Easter Day. In Eastern churches the date of Pentecost is calculated in the same manner but it usually differs due to the use of the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian. Pentecost is a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.