Whit Monday Holiday in Switzerland

About Whit Monday: The Whit Monday Holiday in Switzerland or the Pentecost Monday which is also known as Monday of the Holy Spirit is a celebration after Pentecost which is a moveable feast according to the Christian Calendar. The day is celebrated in the name of the memorial of the blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. The Whit Monday is given by the English name from "WhitSunday" along with English name for the Pentecost which is through one of the three baptismal seasons. The Whit Sunday name gets originated from the white garments which is formerly worn by those who are newly baptized on this particular feast.

How Celebrate Whit Monday: The Monday which falls on after Pentecost is one of the Whit Monday holiday in Switzerland and is a public holiday in the several countries on Monday after the WhitSunday. The Pentecost or Whitsun along with WhitSunday is also observed within fifty days I.e. approximately seven weeks after the Easter and 10 Days after the Ascension day. The Easter Cycle also began 90 days ago with Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent and recently Whit Monday which is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In 1967, it was asked for a Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom and was replaced by "Spring Bank Holiday" on the last Monday in May. The name WhitSunday is also attributed to the white garments which is formerly worn by candidates for the baptism on this feast.

The Whit Monday Holiday in Switzerland is widely celebrated as also across Switzerland. The public holiday on Whit Monday is also observed within the majority of country's cantons. The Pentecost day which is the Whit Day is also a celebration of the gathering of disciples from the Spirit at his Ascension. The spirit of the Ascension according to the Bible records which Jesus had according to the disciples wait with 10 days in Jerusalem and also until the Jewish Feast of Weeks (Shavout). The sending of the spirit to empower also from the Ministry of Church. The many of the Churches across the Switzerland have special Pentecost services which gets held on the Whit Monday.

The many of Churches across Switzerland and the special Pentecost services gets held which is a tradition. Also, during the time of Baptisms in Jerusalem and the events which is commemorated on the Whit Monday Holiday in Switzerland and the weekend which has an extra holiday on the falling Monday gives a chance to relax at home with the family and friends. Also, people go for picnic and short vacations making it a week of enjoyment. The Holy Spirit also allowed the apostles to speak in other languages and they also started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews along with those who have come to Jerusalem for feasting on Shavout( Pentecost).

The festival is based on Holy Spirit bringing the wisdom to Apostles and also the other argument is based on Whitsunday and it also originates with Anglo-Saxon word "wit" which is "understanding" according to them.


2019 Festival Date: Monday, 17 June

2020 Festival Date: Monday, 8 June

2021 Festival Date: Monday, 21 June

2022 Festival Date: Monday, 13 June

2023 Festival Date: Monday, 5 June

2024 Festival Date: Monday, 24 June

2025 Festival Date: Monday, 9 June

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual