General Events

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    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      9/16/2022 - 5/12/2023
    • 346 Main University Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr.

    RBML's fall exhibit featuring the University of Illinois Library's extensive Conde de Montemar letters collection, as well as other rare and fascinating books about the 16th-Century Spanish conquest and colonization of Perú.

    • All Day
      5/1/2023

    Beltane is the time of the marriage and union of the Goddess as Mother Earth and the God of the Greenwood. It is an ancient fertility festival marking the beginning of the planting cycle. The festival was to ensure a good growing season and a bountiful harvest. Beltane is light-hearted, joyful, and full of passion that fuels life, joy, and fertility.

    • All Day
      5/1/2023 - 5/2/2023

    Pronounced "Rezván," this annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for Baha’i institutions often occur during this period. Bahá'í students or employees observing the Twelfth Day of Ridván may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • 7:00 pm
      5/1/2023
    • Main Library, Orange Room

    • All Day
      5/2/2023

    • All Day
      5/2/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/2/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/2/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      5/2/2023
    • In Person

    The Racial Justice Allies and Adocates Training is designed for faculty and staff seeking to understand race and racism in deeper ways, promote racial justice, and dismantle racism.

    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
      5/2/2023
    • 1207 W. Oregon, room 133, Urbana

    • 7:30 pm
      5/2/2023
    • Foellinger Great Hall

    • All Day
      5/3/2023

    • All Day
      5/3/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/3/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/3/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

  • The Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar Series
    • 12:00 pm
      5/3/2023
    • 1005 Beckman Institute and Zoom

    Two graduate students will present their research at the final Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the spring 2023 semester: Megan Finnegan, psychology; and Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, bioengineering. The event takes place Wednesday, May 3 at noon in 1005 Beckman Institute and on Zoom. Register in advance to attend in person or on Zoom.

    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
      5/3/2023
    • 1207 W. Oregon, room 133, Urbana

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      5/3/2023
    • Weston Residence Hall, Main Lounge

    • All Day
      5/4/2023

    • All Day
      5/4/2023
    • TBA

    • All Day
      5/4/2023
    • Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

    • All Day
      5/4/2023

    Second Passover. In Chassidic Judaism, a seder resembling a Passover seder may by conducted. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.

    • All Day
      5/4/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/4/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/4/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      5/4/2023

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      5/4/2023
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join us on Thursday, May 4 from 12:00-1:00pm for May the 4th: Star Wars Day.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      5/4/2023

    Join us online on the first Thursdays of the month from 12pm-1pm as we welcome new faculty, new stories, and new ways of thinking about the art of teaching.

    • 4:00 - 5:30 pm
      5/4/2023
    • Levis Faculty Center, Room 422

    • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
      5/5/2023

    The culminating event of the Central Asia Research Cluster. Watch for more details to come! This forum will be held on Zoom.

    • All Day
      5/5/2023

    • All Day
      5/5/2023

    Vesak is the birthday of the Buddha and the most important festival in Buddhism. On the first full moon day in May, Buddhists all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

    • All Day
      5/5/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/5/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/5/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
      5/5/2023
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9-10am on the first Friday of every month. Check back for registration information.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      5/5/2023
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, May 5 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
      5/5/2023
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

    • 5:30 pm
      5/5/2023
    • Atkins Golf Club, 2560 South Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana

    • All Day
      5/6/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • All Day
      5/6/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/6/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/6/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • 2:00 pm
      5/6/2023
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center

    • All Day
      5/8/2023 - 5/9/2023

    33rd Day of Counting the Omer. Celebrated for defeating a plague in Israel. Work is allowed. Celebrated by listening to music, bonfires, and family picnics. Lag BaOmer begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.

    • All Day
      5/9/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/9/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/9/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/9/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • 1:30 - 4:00 pm
      5/9/2023
    • The Main Library Orange Room

    • All Day
      5/10/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/10/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/10/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/10/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
      5/10/2023
    • Weston Residence Hall, Room 14, Basement Level

    • All Day
      5/11/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/11/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/11/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/11/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      5/11/2023

    • All Day
      5/12/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/12/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/12/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/12/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      5/12/2023
    • EnterpriseWorks Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    At these noon meetings we will continue to present interesting topics in the field of digital forensics and build relationships among University, law enforcement, and private industry practitioners (and wannabes!).

    • 8:30 am
      5/13/2023

    • All Day
      5/13/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/13/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/13/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/13/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    This annual exhibition by graduating seniors demonstrates the School of Art + Design’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a leading research university.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
      5/13/2023
    • The Urbana Free Library

    • 11:00 am
      5/14/2023

    • All Day
      5/15/2023

    • All Day
      5/16/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/16/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/16/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/17/2023

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of ‘Azamat (Grandeur) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      5/17/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/17/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/17/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/18/2023

    The 40th day of Easter and remembers the departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. It is a day of solemn observation in the Episcopal Church.

    • All Day
      5/18/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/18/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/18/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
      5/18/2023
    • Atkins Building Patio, 1800 S Oak St

    Fire @ Five Happy Hour has returned! Join us on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 5-6:30pm on the Atkins Patio. Check back for future dates and registration information. 

    • All Day
      5/19/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/19/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/19/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/20/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/20/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/20/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/22/2023 - 5/26/2023

    • All Day
      5/23/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/23/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/23/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/23/2023 - 5/24/2023

    This Holy Day commemorates May 23, 1844, when the Báb, the herald of the Baha’i Faith, announced in Shiraz that He was the Herald of a new Messenger of God. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      5/24/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Pattern and Process is an exhibition that investigates how patterns create- or sometimes challenge- order, systems, and processes. the exhibition presents works from LAM's twentieth- and twenty-first-century collection.

    • All Day
      5/24/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    The Ink Wash Paintings of Shozo Sato is an exhibition of rarely exhibited ink wash paintings by artist, author, Japan House founder, and professor emeritus Shozo Sato. These paintings celebrate Sato's enduring and thoughtful engagement with vistas of the American Southwest, American West, and childhood memories of Osaka and Hiroshima during World War II.

    • All Day
      5/24/2023
    • Krannert Art Museum

    Latina Community ‘Voces’ amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

    • All Day
      5/25/2023

    The Christian holiday of Ascension Day, also known as the Feast of the Ascension, celebrates when Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after Pascha (Easter). It is celebrated by Roman Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches. Ascension Day is observed on a Thursday.