Eastern Orthodox Ascension Day (Ee-strn or-thuh-daaks uh-sen-shn day)
Eastern Orthodox Ascension Day celebrates Jesus’s return to Heaven along with Ascension Day; however, the Eastern Orthodox church is on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian. It is generally celebrated on a Thursday 40 days following Easter as, according to the Christian Bible, Jesus brought his apostles to the Mount of Olives, where he ascended back into Heaven forty days after his resurrection. Believers celebrate Ascension Day to commemorate Jesus’s victory over death and his salvation of all those who believe in him and his exultation. It marks the end of the Easter celebration.