Ascension Day is a holiday in Monaco 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.
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|2023||18 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|2024||9 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
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On Ascension Day, also called “Holy Thursday”, the Paschal candle lit on Easter Day is finally ceremoniously extinguished. This is done during a special mass, and people who attend may also carry a lit candle into the church building to show “God’s light is burning inside of them”.
In some churches, beans or grapes will be blessed during the Ascension Day mass, and others may have a figure of Jesus rising up through the roof. Still others hold a solemn procession. These sorts of traditions are very old, and evidence supports the idea that Ascension Day has been celebrated as a Christian holiday as early as A.D. 68.
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|2020||21 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
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