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Shavuot, Ascension and Pentecost

After Christian Easter and Jewish Passover (click here about this festival), the parallel between the two religions continues in the weeks that follow. This article recalls the sources of these festivals and the places attached to them in Israel.

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot

Its name means "weeks" because there are 7 weeks after the first day of Passover (Jewish Easter) and it is celebrated the day after a period of 7 weeks (i.e. 49 days), therefore Shavuot falls on the 50th day.