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Easter Day

Easter Day celebrates the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. For those with religious affiliations, there are many church related festivities to take part in. For many, it is just a good chance to spend some well-needed time with the family. This is usually accomplished through trips or meals.

Upcoming Dates For Easter Day

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 4, 2021 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 4, 2021 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 17, 2022 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 17, 2022 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 9, 2023 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 9, 2023 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales
  • Sunday, April 20, 2025 - Observed; All
  • Sunday, April 20, 2025 - State Holiday; Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales

Where Is Considered A Holiday?

Easter Day is considered a state holiday in Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. It is also considered a holiday in many other places in the world. Everywhere else, it is considered an observation. Easter always falls on a Sunday, so many government offices would already be closed. However, most local stores will be closed as well. Public transportation will run on a holiday schedule, or not at all. There will be the occasional family-run store open, but not much else. This is another reason many people choose to take a short vacation instead of staying home.

Festivities & Events During

Easter Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. There are often festivals in smaller places. There are always sermons being held in Church, to feel closer to the story of Christ. But, largely, many families prefer to just spend time together. Easter follows Good Friday and comes a day before Easter Monday. This means Easter Day is in the middle of a four day weekend. For this, many families take a trip to see relatives from out of town. Or, they pack up and take a vacation to celebrate themselves. A common way to celebrate Easter day is with a large meal and family. There are cultural festivities that take place, such as the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Ulladulla. Sydney has something called the "Sydney Royal Easter Show". Plus, there is a multitude of sporting events that occur during Easter Day. When it comes to setting your holiday planner, make sure to look into all the options!

A Brief History Of Easter Day

Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of humans. Three days later, he rose from the dead. This is widely known and celebrated as Easter Day. It is a staple for religious affiliated families. It is marked on their holiday calendar. For those who don't celebrate religious holidays, or have no affiliation, Easter is just time to spend with those you love and care about.

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