Whitsunday

noun Whit·sun·day \ ˈhwit-ˈsən-dē , -sən-ˌdā , ˈwit- \

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Origin and Etymology of whitsunday

Middle English Whitsonday, from Old English hwīta sunnandæg, literally, white Sunday; probably from the custom of wearing white robes by those newly baptized at this season


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