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Ascension Day

Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or the Feast of the Ascension, is marked 40 days after Easter in accordance with the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament (Acts 1:6–14). The Finnish word Helatorstai for Ascension Thursday comes from the Swedish for Holy Thursday.
On Ascension Day, Christians celebrate the ascension of Christ into Heaven. Christians believe that He has reached his Heavenly throne and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, that he has been given all power in Heaven and on Earth and that nothing can separate Christians from the love of God, that people cannot reach Christ through the human senses, and that he through his Holy Spirit is present among his flock through his Word and Sacraments.
Ascension Day is one of the 24 major liturgical feasts of the Catholic Church.