Whitsun Monday
Whitmonday Whit"mon`day, n. (Eccl.) The day following Whitsunday; -- called also {Whitsun Monday}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Whitsun Monday — noun the day after Whitsunday; a legal holiday in England and Wales and Ireland • Syn: ↑Whitmonday • Hypernyms: ↑Monday, ↑Mon • Part Holonyms: ↑Whitsun, ↑Whitsuntide, ↑Whitweek …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitsun Monday; Whitsun Tuesday —    Two days observed with great solemnity as the continuation of the High Festival of Whitsun Day. For the origin and appointment of these days see EASTER MONDAY and TUESDAY …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun Day —    A high Festival observed in the Church on the fiftieth day after Easter, in commemoration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost as they were all with one accord in one place in Jerusalem. Whitsun Day is …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun —    The English name for the Church festival otherwise called Pentecost, held on the seventh Sunday after Easter as the commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit and the inspiration of the Apostles. The derivation of the word Whitsun is… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Whitsun — [OE] Whitsun is etymologically ‘white Sunday’. The name comes from the ancient tradition of clothing newly baptized people in white on the feast of Pentecost. The abbreviated form Whit began to be used with other days of the week (such as Whit… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Whitsun — [OE] Whitsun is etymologically ‘white Sunday’. The name comes from the ancient tradition of clothing newly baptized people in white on the feast of Pentecost. The abbreviated form Whit began to be used with other days of the week (such as Whit… …   Word origins

  • Whit Monday — Medieval Russian icon of the Old Testament Trinity by Andrei Rublev, used as the icon of the feast for Whit Monday …   Wikipedia

  • Whitmonday — noun the day after Whitsunday; a legal holiday in England and Wales and Ireland • Syn: ↑Whitsun Monday • Hypernyms: ↑Monday, ↑Mon • Part Holonyms: ↑Whitsun, ↑Whitsuntide, ↑Whitweek …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitweek — noun Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days) • Syn: ↑Whitsun, ↑Whitsuntide • Hypernyms: ↑season • Part Holonyms: ↑church calendar, ↑ecclesiastical calendar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jack Sheppard — (4 March 1702 – 16 November 1724) was a notorious English robber, burglar and thief of early 18th century London. Born into a poor family, he was apprenticed as a carpenter but took to theft and burglary in 1723, with little more than a year of… …   Wikipedia

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