for "White Sunday") is the 49th day (seventh Sunday) after Easter Sunday
. In the Christian
calendar, it is also known as Pentecost
, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples.
It has that meaning in the following:
- The Whitsun Weddings is a poem and the title of a collection by Philip Larkin.
- Whitsun, a poem by Sylvia Plath
- A Whitsun Ale (esp., English) is a county fair, with competitions, dancing (traditionally, morris dancing), music, and socialising, usually sponsored by a local pub or tavern.
- Dancing at Whitsun, a song by John Austin Marshall, recorded by Gordon Bok, Joan Baez and others. This song is set to the tune of The False Bride.