Some public offices being closed yesterday caused me to investigate the public holidays. That was what prompted me to post my last story.
Confused about the Ascension Day holiday on May 22, I did some research. A quick Google search on “ascension holiday indonesia” came up with some mixed results.
Number 1 result said it was a Christian holiday.
Number 2 result said it was the ascension to heaven of the prophet Mohammed. There were other results in the top 10 that mentioned Mohammed.
Pretty certain that it is a Christian Holiday. This is what TimeAndDate.com said –
Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven according to Christian belief.