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Easter Monday

Easter Monday

When is Easter Monday 2021?

Easter Eggs

Easter Monday is a Christian holiday, and the day celebrates Jesus' resurrection and death coming after Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It serves as the second day of Eastertide. Additionally, it is known as the second day of the Octave of Easter in Western Christianity and is also called the second day of Bright Week in Eastern Christianity.

The Easter Monday celebrations vary in each culture because the Bible does not describe what happened on that day. This holy week is celebrated till Easter. It starts on Palm Sunday, continues on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and ends on Easter Sunday. Easter Monday is not observed in all countries. Easter Day always falls between 22nd March and 25th April. Easter Monday in 2021 will be celebrated on 5th April.

History of Easter Monday:

Easter Monday is the first Monday after the first full moon in spring. Christian culture believed in the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. Easter Monday comes after three days of Good Friday.

According to Catholicism, fasting occurs 40 days before Easter. The lent begins on Ash Wednesday and breaks off on holy Saturday. It's a fact of the 40-day fast of Jesus before his death. At fasting time, they eat only one meal a day and don't consume meat or fish but not compulsory for children and the elder. After the lent period, people break their fast with a nutritious breakfast, including eggs, bread, ham, and fish.

What opens and closes on Easter Monday in Canada?

Most Canadians enjoy Easter with a glazed ham at their home; most of them spend Easter Monday in parks, restaurants, museums, and churches. All places except federal offices are closed. Pharmacy stores, supermarkets, and liquor stores stay open on these days or are available for limited working hours.

All government offices, provincial offices, and employment offices are closed on this day. Public transit services remain open throughout Easter weekend. This holy weekend is a restaurant-friendly weekend than Christmas. These restaurants or other eateries offer a special menu with a discount this weekend.

How do Canadians celebrate Easter Monday?

It's a holiday on Easter Monday for some Canadians, and for some, it's the end of a short vacation. People return to their homes after enjoying their time with family or friends on Easter Monday. It is an opportunity to relax, enjoying outdoor sports, games, and weather.

Eggs are a significant decoration during Easter. They symbolize the vows of rebirth and new life in the spring. Also, They indicate that summer is coming and are celebrated as the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.

People used the #EasterMonday hashtag on social media to mark this day. Hence, you can use it to send messages to your family, friends and colleagues. Easter eggs are in the form of chocolates, candies, or adorned hen eggs, which the world loves on Easter. The decorated Easter egg is a sign of a Ukrainian Easter egg, named Pysanka, found in Vegreville, Alberta. This Ukrainian egg is decorated with gold, silver, and bronze art. Its formation depicted vital progress in computer modeling, mathematical theory, architectural layout, and engineering structure.

Easter Monday Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2021 5 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2020 13 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2019 22 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2018 2 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2017 17 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2016 28 Mar Mon Easter Monday
2015 6 Apr Mon Easter Monday
2014 21 Apr Mon Easter Monday

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Easter Monday Facts

05

CANADA

April 5, 2021

Quick Schedules

This Year Monday, 5 Apr, 2021
Last Year Monday, 13 Apr, 2020
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