When is Easter 2022? Dates of Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and public holidays

Easter means different things to many different people.

It is one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, revolving around the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

For many children, Easter is associated with chocolate eggs, while it also sees changes in the work week due to holidays in place throughout the day.

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The exact date of Easter changes every year based on lunar cycles.

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

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

This year’s Good Friday falls on Friday April 15th, making it the next public holiday in the UK.

As a result, Easter Sunday is Sunday April 17 in 2022. Easter Sunday traditionally sees supermarkets closed and public transport greatly reduced and is perhaps the second after Christmas Day for the number of things that are not open the same day.

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

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

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

There is not long to wait for the next public holiday after Easter Monday this year, with the early May holiday due to fall on Monday May 2.

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

The next public holiday – the summer holiday – is due on August 29.

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

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Alicia R. Rucker