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Ascension Day

Ascension Day 2019 and 2020

Ascension Day is a holiday in Liechtenstein to commemorate Jesus Christ’s ascension to heaven as recorded in the Bible. It is observed on the fortieth day of Easter – 39 days after Easter Sunday – and always fall on a Thursday.

YearDateDayHoliday
201930 MayThuAscension Day
202021 MayThuAscension Day

As Liechtenstein is 85 percent Roman Catholic, you can expect the masses to be full on Ascension Day. After all, this holiday is one of only a handful of “required” mass attendance days for all Catholics during the Church Year. Though nowadays it is okay to attend on the Sunday following instead of on Ascension Thursday itself.

Aside from church attendance and enjoyment of the fresh spring weather, there are many things to do on Ascension Day. Liechtenstein’s cultural and art treasures can be explored at local museums. Hiking, biking, and soccer are always popular here.

And there’s no better time to taste unique culinary dishes of Liechtenstein like baked kasknofle noodles topped with grated cheese and fried onions, fried hafalab “bread”, or torkarebl “dumplings”.

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