What is the date of Easter 2022? When is Good Friday and Easter Sunday – and where to have lunch in Glasgow this Easter weekend

Scots will soon welcome warmer spring conditions with the Easter weekend on the horizon.

Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter is one of the most important dates for Christians in the UK.

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Typically marked by the giving of chocolate eggs and attending mass on Easter Sunday, the bank holiday weekend is also popular with those looking to have a long weekend and enjoy the change of seasons.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Easter weekend in 2022.

Easter takes place in mid-April this year

When is Lent?

Lent takes place 40 days before the Easter weekend, with observers forgoing luxuries like chocolate, meat or alcohol, in order to honor the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which falls on March 2, 2022 this year.

When is Easter 2022?

Easter Sunday falls on April 17 in 2022. Easter celebrations will begin on April 15, which marks Good Friday.

The Christian holiday can take place anytime between March 22 and April 25 according to lunar patterns and the ecclesiastical calendar.

The festival takes place on the first full moon – Pachal – after the vernal equinox.

When is the Easter holiday?

The Easter holiday will fall on Monday, April 18

Where can I mark Easter Sunday in Glasgow?

Easter is also usually a time when families get together in the UK, with many marking it with a Sunday lunch.

Here are five places you can spend Easter Sunday lunch in Glasgow this year.

200 Saint-Vincent Street will mark the celebration with a special event on their popular rooftop on Easter Sunday.

From midday to 6pm, diners can enjoy a delicious two-course menu for just £16.

There is also the option of having a third course for an additional £4.95 paid direct to the restaurant.

This West End restaurant is a safe bet for a spectacular Sunday lunch.

Sourcing local and seasonal ingredients, Hyndland Restaurant serves a divine Sunday lunch of dry-aged beef, seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire puddings to die for.

This friendly neighborhood bistro is the perfect place to spend a lazy Easter Sunday.

The bright and warm venue adds a certain finesse to elevate “meat and two veggies” to a heavenly new level.

If you’re feeling good over Easter, we recommend heading to Spanish Butcher in the city center for a sumptuous Sunday lunch for two.

You and a loved one can enjoy 500g of 35-day dry-aged Chateaubriand with all the trimmings, along with a starter or dessert for £70.

A Southside institution, this steakhouse serves up a divine two-course Sunday lunch for just £18.

You can spend an extra £4 if you fancy splashing out on dessert.

Alicia R. Rucker