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Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ, as described in the New Testament Book of Acts. Pentecost is observed 50 days after Easter Sunday. This day serves as a reminder of the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers and the establishment of the early church. Pentecost in Canada brings together different denominations to commemorate this important event in the growth of Christianity.
The history of Pentecost can be traced back to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Shavout occurs 50 days after the Passover and commemorates the giving of the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai. In Christianity, Pentecost represents the birth of the Church, as the Holy Spirit enabled the Apostles to speak in various foreign languages. This enabled the gospel of Jesus Christ to reach different communities. Various church services and events are organized in communities throughout Canada, with worshipers wearing red to symbolize the tongues of fire that appeared above the Apostles' heads. The date of Pentecost is not fixed, as it is observed seven weeks after Easter Sunday. Pentecost falls between March 22nd and April 25th, depending on the date of the spring equinox.
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Pentecost references and related sitesNew Advent: Pentecost (Whitsunday) Vatican.va: Homily of Pope Francis, Sunday, May 19, 2013. www.bbc.co.uk: Pentecost