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Definition of whitsunday

Whitsunday Whit"sun*day, n. [White + Sunday.] 1. (Eccl.) The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments. 2. (Scots Law) See the Note under Term, n., 12.
Pentecost Pen"te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See Five, and cf. Pingster.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt. 2. A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday. --Shak.

Meaning of whitsunday from wikipedia

- whitsunday may be: days: the sunday of the feast of whitsun or pentecost in the christian liturgical year, observed 7 w****s after easter
- whitsunday is an electoral division in the legislative ****embly of queensland , queensland , australia . it encomp****es the whitsunday
- the whitsunday islands are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of queensland , australia , situated
- the whitsunday region is a local government area located in north queensland , australia . established in 2008, it was preceded by two
- whitsunday island is the largest island in the whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of central queensland , australia .
- the feast is also called white sunday, or whitsunday , especially in england , where the following monday was traditionally a public
- the shire of whitsunday was a local government area located in the north queensland region of queensland , australia . the whitsunday
- mackay regional football is a football queensland administrative zone encomp****ing cities and shires from the mackay , sarina , proserpine
- the whitsunday times is a w****ly newspaper covering the whitsunday shire in north queensland, australia. its circulation area includes
- proserpine/whitsunday coast airport ppp , ybpn is located approximately 5 , nm , lk in south of proserpine in queensland , australia .