Observance of the Holy Spirit
It is a public holiday that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and it is always celebrated on a Sunday. It is considered the establishment of the Church, the coming of the Holy Spirit, the revelation of the Trinity, and a day to celebrate membership in God's family.
On the eve of Pentecost, an all-night vigil is held in churches, and the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is read. Pentecost is also known as Trinity Sunday, it is considered a "Great Feast" and it is celebrated with great attention in Greece as it is chronologically the most important holiday after Easter. is a week-long celebration. It is the observance of the totality of the human soul.
Traditionally, housekeepers cook the ritual "koliva" (made of wheat kernels, honey, or sugar) on Friday eve for them to make visitations to the priests at church.
The weekend of Pentecost which takes place in late May or early June is an excellent opportunity to get away from the city and most people in Greece visit the countryside or the Greek islands to celebrate Pentecost and enjoy the first days of summer.