Whit Sunday Celebrations
Whit Sunday festival is also known by other names as Low Sunday, Quasimodo Sunday, Alb Sunday, Antipascha Sunday, Thomas Sunday, and Divine Mercy Sunday.
Whit Sunday is a Christian holiday during Pentecost. It falls on the first Sunday after Easter. The name Whit Sunday came from the Old English word whit which means "spirt" or "living creature" but others believe that it is related to the word white because of the special white garments worn by people on this day. The name Low Sunday may be a corruption of the first word of the Sequence of the day: "Laudes Salvatori voce modulemur supplici".
Whitsunday is celebrated 50 days after Easter. Christian churches celebrate Whitsunday as the anniversary of the Disciples and are being filled with the Holy Spirit. Christians recognize Whitsunday as the birthday of the church.