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Whit Walks are traditionally held on this date in the north west of England, and this week's All Our Yesterdays looks back on these historical walks in Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.
Whit is sometimes regarded as the birthday of the Church and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on to Christ's disciples.
Cllr Joan Butterfield, trustee of Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust said: "This year's Whit weekend event at Rhyl Marine Lake should have something for all the family.
Yesterday was Whit Monday and for generations of Cardiffians that meant - fanfare of trumpets, please - the Whitsun Treat.
I was interested to see that our telephone diary still marks tomorrow as Whit Sunday, until recent years the usual name for the Sunday seven weeks after Easter, commemorating the inspiring of the disciples on the Day of Pentecost.
Back in 1978 it was decided to have an annual Spring Bank Holiday on the last Monday in May every year to replace Whit Monday.
They walked around the local streets on Whit Sunday and went off for their outings Whit Monday.
For me, and every crusty old codger like me, it was Whit Monday - and I'll bet that no-one under 40 in the whole of South Wales knows what that once meant.
The above Whitsuntide picture showing the procession from St Joseph's Church, in Aspley, Huddersfield, in 1938 was kindly submitted for publication by Laura Scally - the young girl seen as part of the Whit procession, the third from the right.