Pentecost, also known as Whitsunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, as described in the New Testament of the Bible.
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On this day Orthodox Christians commemorate the second coming of Christ.
The day is known as Meatfare Sunday because it is the last day on which lay people are permitted to eat meat until Pascha (Easter Sunday).
Orthodox monks and nuns never eat meat.