The Feast of Pentecost is the 50th day of Easter. It is the third great feast day of the church year after Christmas and Easter. It is often called the birthday of the church for on this day the Christian movement, empowered by the Holy Spirit, began its worldwide mission.
Pentecost is supremely the feast of the Holy Spirit and red, symbolic of the fire of the Spirit, is our liturgical color. It is one of the designated days for the sacrament of Holy Baptism. We renew our own baptismal vows if we have no baptisms taking place.