Origin of Whitsun
Examples from the Web for whitsun
Some two years later, during the Whitsun holiday, I had taken one of my daughters to the cinema and arrived home about 10.30pm.
The Whitsun garlands that had so gaily wound about the pillars of Roupell Church have long ago been taken down, dead and faded.Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
Then, my beloved little brother, are you not aware that to-day is red Whitsun Day?
And many of them have no idea why it is Martinmas, and not Midsummer or Whitsun, that is always on the tips of their tongues.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
late 13c., contraction of Whitsunday.