On Ascension Thursday, we celebrated the EF High Mass for the feast at 6 pm. It was splendidly chanted a Capella by two cantors. This is the Latin Rite in its purest Gregorian form. Of course, in our Diocese the Feast is transferred to the 7th Sunday of Easter. So I guess I can say that on Ascension Thursday, we celebrated the External Feast although not really.
In the Extraordinary Rite, the Paschal Candle is extinguished after the chanting of the Gospel.