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Ascension Day

Ascension Day 2023, 2024 and 2025 in Vanuatu

Ascension Day is a holiday in Vanuatu to commemorate Jesus Christ’s ascension to heaven as recorded in the Bible. It is observed on the fortieth day of Easter – 39 days after Easter Sunday – and always fall on a Thursday.

202318 MayThuAscension Day
20249 MayThuAscension Day
202529 MayThuAscension Day
202614 MayThuAscension Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

With a quarter-million people dwelling on over 80 islands that span more than 1,000 miles in a chain across the Pacific Ocean, Vanuatu yet remains a single, united community. One of the things that holds them all together is the celebration of a common public holidays schedule by all.

Ascension Day, 40 days after Easter, is not one of the most major holidays in Vanuatu, but it still has a special place in the life of the nation and of its churches. Vanuatu is very Christian and very religious nation, and the Ascension of Christ is remembered and contemplated by many.

This is not a commercialised holiday, and there are few public events. But people may have a special family get together and go to church to hear an Ascension Day sermon.

Previous Years

202226 MayThuAscension Day
202113 MayThuAscension Day
202021 MayThuAscension Day
201930 MayThuAscension Day
201810 MayThuAscension Day
201725 MayThuAscension Day