Easter 2022: When is Easter Sunday, why is Easter so late in 2022 and when do schools in Portsmouth and Hampshire go their separate ways for the Easter holidays?
Easter, which is mostly celebrated by Christians, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
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For others, the long weekend can be filled with chocolate eggs and Easter egg hunts in the garden while the kids enjoy spring break.
Here’s everything you need to know about Easter 2022.
When is Easter in 2022?
Easter Sunday will fall on April 17, 2022.
Good Friday is April 15 and Easter Monday is April 18.
Why is Easter Sunday “late” in 2022?
The date of Easter Sunday changes every year due to the date determined by the Jewish calendar.
This calendar is based on lunar cycles, with a lunar year containing approximately 354 days, unlike a solar year which has 365 days.
Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first full moon that occurs after the vernal equinox.
The date of Easter changes due to the Easter full moon falling on different days in different time zones.
When are the Easter holidays in Portsmouth and Hampshire?
The Easter holidays will take place between Monday April 11 and Friday April 22.
The summer term will then begin on Monday April 25, with the semester running between Monday May 30 and Friday June 3.