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Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday is the Christian holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost, a movable feast in the Christian calendar, being dependent upon the date of Easter. Until recently it was a public holiday in Ireland. It gets its English name for following "Whitsun", the day that became one of the three baptismal seasons. The name "Whitsunday" is now generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by the candidates for baptism on this feast. It is also a holiday in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and several Scandinavian countries, there going under the name "Pinse" (no, da) and "Pingst" (sv).

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Western Christianity

Eastern Christianity

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