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Whit Monday


Baptismal Season

"Whit" is generally attributed to the white garments
formerly worn by those newly baptized on this feast.

The Monday after Pentecost is now the first day of the resumption of Ordinary Time.

Whit Monday gets its English name from "Whitsunday", an English name for Pentecost, one of the three baptismal seasons. The origin of the name "Whit Sunday" is generally attributed to the white garments formerly worn by those newly baptized on this feast.

 The Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his ascension from earth to heaven on Ascension Day, held annually on Pentecost Sunday.