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The word Whitsun is another name for Pentecost Jump to: navigation, search {Christianity} The name of the Jewish holiday Shavuot is commonly translated as Pentecost. Pentecost is the Christian festival that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and ten days after the Ascension. ...


It has that meaning in the following:

  1. Whitsun, a poem by Sylvia Plath
  2. The Whitsun Weddings, a poem by Philip Larkin
  3. A Whitsun Ale (esp., English) is a county fair, with competitions, dancing (traditionally, morris dancing), music, and socialising, usually sponsored by a local pub or tavern.

 
 

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