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Easter Sunday is a religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, following his crucifixion. Many people choose to celebrate by spending time at church. Those who are non-religious spend time at home with their families.

Upcoming Dates & Where They Are Celebrated

The date of Easter relies on the equinox, so it often falls on a different date. To help you plan your holiday, here are the upcoming dates for Easter Sunday:

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Sunday, April 20, 2025

Where Is Easter Considered A Holiday?

Easter is considered a holiday everywhere in Canada. As far as businesses are concerned, there is very little open on Easter Sunday. In many places in the country, Good Friday and Easter Monday are also considered holidays. If you're holiday planning includes a big family meal, make sure to buy your suplies ahead of time. As Easter is on a Sunday, most public transportation is already running on a holiday schedule. There are no government buildings open and most other businesses are closed as well.

Festivities & Events During Easter

Easter is a day people choose to spend with their family. The religious individuals enjoy church sermons. This can include lighting candles, and enjoying festivals. For the non-religious families, it is simply celebrated with a large meal on Easter Sunday. It is traditional in most households to have an Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning for the younger members of the family. These are eggs that are hidden the night before.

A Brief History Of Easter

Easter is largely asscioated with the Christian bible. This celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who was crucifiedon Good Friday. However, there are many roots in the Pagan times as well. The eggs are associated with the re-birth of nature that most Pagan festivals celebrated.