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Whitsuntide

The week beginning on Whitsunday. As Whitsun occurs 7 Sundays after Easter which is a moveable feast, Whitsun is likewise not fixed in the Calendar. It used to be a bank holiday (Whit Monday) and Whit Week was a favourite holiday time as it usually coincided with half-term and Wakes Week. The bank holiday has now been regularised to Late Spring Bank Holiday - the last Monday in May and Whitsun as a secular celebration and tradition is fast disappearing.