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When the Trinity will be celebrated in 2024 and has the date changed due to the new calendar

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Traditions of celebrating the Trinity

Trinity is one of the most important Christian holidays. People call the holiday Trinity Sunday or Pentecost because the date is tied to Easter. Since Easter in 2024 falls on May 5, we will celebrate the Trinity rather late, on June 23.

For Christians of the Western rite, the Trinity will be early, on May 19. Read about the traditions and signs of this day in the OBOZ.UA article.

Dates

Green Sunday falls on the 50th day after Easter, so the date changes annually. For Eastern Rite Christians, Easter falls on May 5, and for Western Rite believers, on March 31, so the date of Pentecost varies significantly: June 23 and May 19, respectively.

The Trinity symbolizes the unity of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is where the main name of the holiday comes from.

History and traditions

According to biblical events, on the 50th day after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit appeared to his disciples. This is how the apostles received the gift of healing from him and learned all languages to spread Christianity around the world.

Traditionally, churches hold worship and evening services.

The most important and oldest tradition is decorating homes with greenery. Researchers note that the history of the Green Holidays dates back to pagan times and plant worship when our distant ancestors celebrated the beginning of the summer calendar period. People say that greenery on Trinity Day acquires healing powers and can protect the family from disease.

On the eve of the Trinity, women would go to the field and pick fragrant herbs to decorate the shutters and icons in the house. There was a belief that if the leaves were green and fresh by the next morning, this year's troubles would be avoided.

Folk signs

It was customary to hold a matchmaking ceremony on Trinity Day as it was said that brides betrothed on Green Holidays would have a long and happy marriage.

The weather was used to predict the future harvest: if the sun came out after the rain, the crops would yield abundantly.

Rainy weather indicated a warm and fine summer.

Heat on Trinity Day meant that the whole summer would be dry.

It was forbidden to arrange weddings on Trinity Day. It was also forbidden to do household chores, needlework, chop wood, or work on a farm.

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