Updated: Jul 18, 2021
Pronunciation: Yom a·li·ya·to shel ye·shu lash·sha·ma·yim
Literal translation: Ascension Day, the day Christ rose to the sky, Feast of Ascension
Today is Ascension Day which commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. The feast is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter.
Did you know?
According to the Book of Acts, the Ascension took place on the Mount of Olives.