Pentecost is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated in Judaism as Shavuot. Later in the Christianity it became a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ. Light is the symbol of truth that dispels the darkness of ignorance. As a flame can pass from one candle to another, so too can truth be passed.