Why is Ascension a holiday in ? History and origin

The Ascension is one of the great religious festivals among Christians. But do you know its history and origin, and do you know why this day is a holiday in ? We tell you.

Next to Easterof the’Assumption or even the Toussaintthere is also theAscentwhich this year falls on Thursday May 9, 2024. Public holiday in France, we explain the origin and history of this religious celebration which traditionally takes place each year 40 days after Easter Sunday. Its date therefore changes every year, but takes place always on a Thursdayallowing certain French people to benefit from the famous Ascension Bridge.

But what is behind this party? L’Ascentnot to be confused with the Assumption which takes place on August 15, comes from the Latin “ascent“, that’s to say “go up to“. For Christians, the Ascension Day therefore refers to the elevation of Christ to heaven, which symbolizes eternal life. According to the Bible, the dead and resurrected Jesus rose, forty days after Easter, and disappeared before the eyes of the Apostles. This festival, initiated by Pope Leo I the Great, has been celebrated since the 4th century.

But then, since when Ascension Thursday is a public and non-working holidays In France ? This dates fromOld regimewhile Christian festivals punctuated the lives of the French.

Note that theAscent is celebrated in many other European countries, with the exception of Spain, Portugal and Greece. This year, on ThursdayAscent falls on May 9, the day after May 8, another public holiday in France.

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