Easter 2022: Dates for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday and public holidays

From one of the holiest days of the year for Christians to a weekend of chocolate treats for children, Easter means different things to many people.

The exact date of Easter changes every year depending on the lunar cycles – but often provides most people with two holidays in the day to get a much needed extra day off.

Easter Sunday always falls between March 22 and April 25 each year – about seven days after the last astronomical full moon.

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So what are the dates for Easter Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Monday in 2022?

This year’s Good Friday falls on Friday 15 April, making it the next bank holiday across the UK.

As a result, Easter Sunday takes place on Sunday 17th April in 2022. Easter Sunday traditionally sees supermarkets closed and public transport drastically reduced and is perhaps second only to Christmas Day for the number of things that do not are not open the same day, reports Buckinghamshire Live.

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This means that Easter Monday will be April 18 this year.

Like Good Friday, Easter Monday is a public holiday, which means there will be changes in shop opening hours, public transport timetables and other daily things used by millions of people. across Britain every day.

Although not an official holiday, Shrove Tuesday is also a commonly celebrated day – better known as Pancake Day to many secular people. In 2022, it falls on March 1.

There’s not long to wait for the next bank holiday after Easter Monday this year, with the early May bank holiday set to fall on Monday 2 May.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations for 2022 are set to take place in June – and the ‘end of May’ bank holiday this year will take place on Thursday June 2, followed by an additional Platinum Jubilee bank holiday on Friday June 3.

The next public holiday – the summer public holiday – is scheduled for August 29.

After that it’s a long wait for the next bank holiday – which falls on Boxing Day, 26th December 2022 and will be followed by a second bank holiday on Tuesday 27th December due to Christmas Day falling on Sunday in 2022 .

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Alicia R. Rucker