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When Is Pentecost Sunday 2012?


A dove in a wall by the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls, Rome. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

A dove is perched in a wall outside the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy. The dove is the traditional Christian symbol for the Holy Spirit. The basilica, a seventh-century church, sits over a fourth-century Christian catacomb.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert)

Question: When Is Pentecost Sunday 2012?

Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. Pentecost 2012 falls 50 days after Easter 2012.

Answer: Pentecost falls on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

For the date of Pentecost in other years, see When Is Pentecost Sunday? For more on Pentecost and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church, see Pentecost 101: Everything You Need to Know About Pentecost in the Catholic Church.

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