- the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrated as a festival in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
Origin of Whitsunday
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Historical Examples of whitsunday
Such were the doings on that Whitsunday in Wexford (27th May).William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
Sunday, which was Whitsunday, found us quite amazed at our performance.Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Becket was ordained priest and consecrated on Whitsunday, 1162.Life of Thomas Becket
Henry Hart Milman
Gie him a cuff at Martinmas, and his cheek will be tingling at Whitsunday.The Fair Maid of Perth
Sir Walter Scott
That is the spirit we pray for and can expect to receive on Whitsunday.Nine O'Clock Talks
Frederic B. Kellogg
- (in Scotland) May 15, one of the four quarter days
"Pentecost," late Old English Hwita Sunnandæg "white Sunday," possibly from the white baptismal robes worn by newly baptized Christians on this day.