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Ascension Day 2016


Christ the Redeemer on a cloudy day Rio de Jeneiro.Christ the Redeemer on a cloudy day Rio de Jeneiro.

Ascension Day for the year 2016 is celebrated/ observed on Thursday, May 5th.


Ascension Day often called Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, Ascension Thursday and Holy Thursday is held on a Thursday 39 days (40th day of Easter) after Easter Sunday. The day commemorates Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven. Some churches have changed this date depending on the Christian denomination to the following Sunday after Thursday.

Days to Ascension Day

Thursday, May 5th is day number 126 of the 2016 calendar year with -3 years, -1 month, -21 days until Ascension Day 2016.


More information on Ascension Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Ascension Day
Name(s):Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Type:Observance, Christian
When:Thursday 39 days after Easter Sunday

May 2016 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
May 1 - Sun May Day 2016 Observance-1151
May 4Yom Hashoah 2016Jewish-1148
May 5Isra and Mi'raj 2016Muslim-1147
May 5 - Thurs Cinco de Mayo 2016 Observance-1147
May 5 - Thurs National Day of Prayer 2016 Observance-1147
May 5 - ThursAscension Day 2016Christian-1147
May 6 - FriNational Nurses Day 2016Observance-1146
May 8 - Sun Mothers' Day 2016 Observance-1144
May 15 - SunPeace Officers Memorial Day 2016Observance-1137
May 15 - SunPentecost 2016Christian-1137
May 21Laylat al Bara'at 2016Muslim-1131
May 21 - Sat Armed Forces Day 2016 Observance-1131
May 22 - SunNational Maritime Day 2016Observance-1130
May 26Lag BaOmer 2016Jewish-1126
May 26Corpus Christi 2016Christian-1126
May 30 - Mon Memorial Day 2016Federal Holiday-1122

Ascension Day by Year



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