The story tells that Jesus' body went to heaven, and that in heaven he sits at the right-hand side of God the Father.Ascension Day is officially celebrated on a Thursday.
However, not all countries hold the feast on this day. All Christians celebrate this feast, much like Easter and Pentecost.It is a very important feast in the calendar of the Christian Church. The holiday is celebrated forty days after his resurrection. According to the story told in the Bible, Jesus ascended (went up) to heaven with his apostles.The text says that the apostles saw this happening.
Before going into heaven, Jesus gave a speech called the Great Commission, in which he said that he would return.The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. This was the day when Germany invaded Denmark in World War II.Flags on flagpoles must be at half mast until , to indicate the mourning, after that it goes to full mast to indicate that Denmark is a free country today. Many people try to get a day off this day, and some even have it in their employment contract.This seems to be the earliest Christian reference to Jesus in heaven.One of the most important texts about the Ascension is in the Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11.Many people attend political meetings in the morning arranged by the labour unions or the labour parties, afterwards demonstrations are held all over the country, going from the place of the meeting and joining each other along the way to a joint meeting place, often a park.