- the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday.
Origin of Ascension Day
Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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Examples from the Web for ascension day
The next day was ascension-day, and it was passed by Joan in prayer.
And I say that this has to do with the text—it has to do with Ascension-day.
Let us see, though, whether death has not something to do with Ascension-day.
Between twelve and one o'clock on the 26th of May, Ascension-Day, the ringing of bells announced the opening of the great fair.The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete
On the 24th of May, the eve of Ascension-day, she learned that Compiegne was being besieged, and she resolved to re-enter it.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
- Christianity the 40th day after Easter, when the Ascension of Christ into heaven is celebrated
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