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Pentecost is the Greek name for Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law to Moses at Sinai (still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot). In the Christian church Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, inclusively (i.e. 49 days with the first day counted, seven weeks), hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday (which falls 40 days after Easter).
The feast is also called White Sunday, or "Whitsunday", especially in England. In Eastern Christianity, Pentecost can also refer to the whole fifty days between Easter and Pentecost.
In the New Testament, Pentecost was the occasion of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1–31 and therefore in the Christian liturgical year, it became a feast commemorating this occasion. For this reason, Pentecost is described by some Christians as the "Birthday of the Church".
The Holy Spirit descends onto Christ's Apostles. Halleluiah!
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