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Ascension Day

Ascension Day 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Greenland

Ascension Day is a holiday in Greenland to commemorate Jesus Christ’s ascension to heaven as recorded in the Bible. It is observed on the fortieth day of Easter – 39 days after Easter Sunday – and always fall on a Thursday.

20249 MayThuAscension Day
202529 MayThuAscension Day
202614 MayThuAscension Day
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The exact date of Ascension Day fluctuates with the date of Easter that year, but it always falls in May or June.

In Greenland, winter remains pretty intense all the way through March, and even April is rather chilly. It is only in May that the weather begins to get relatively warm and pleasant. Ascension Day, therefore, is a great day to go on walks outside, have a picnic, or go on a fishing excursion.

Kristi Himmelfartsdag is the name of Ascension Day in Danish. It is common for people in Greenland and Denmark to take off the Friday following Ascension Day too to create a four-day weekend.

Previous Years

202318 MayThuAscension Day
202226 MayThuAscension Day