How many days until Easter and when is it?

How many days until Easter?
How many days until Easter?

Easter Sunday 2024 was on
31st March 2024 this year.

When is Good Friday 2025?

Good Friday 2025 is on 18th April 2025

When is Easter Sunday 2025?

Easter Sunday 2025 is on 20th April 2025
It’s 366 days until Easter Sunday 2025

When is Easter Monday 2025?

Easter Monday 2025 is on 21st April 2025

When is Easter for the next ten years

Easter Dates for the Next 10 Years
YearGood FridayEaster SundayEaster Monday
202429th March 202431st March 20241st April 2024
202518th April 202520th April 202521st April 2025
20263rd April 20265th April 20266th April 2026
202726th March 202728th March 202729th March 2027
202814th April 202816th April 202817th April 2028
202930th March 20291st April 20292nd April 2029
203019th April 203021st April 203022nd April 2030
203111th April 203113th April 203114th April 2031
203226th March 203228th March 203229th March 2032
203315th April 203317th April 203318th April 2033

Frequently asked questions about Easter:

What is Easter and what does Easter celebrate?

Easter marks the point in the life of Jesus where he takes on the sins of man and allows himself to be executed on the day we call Good Friday demonstrating God’s love of man. Jesus could have used the powers of the spirit to avoid being executed but that would not have been such a power demonstration. On Easter Monday Jesus returns from the dead (the resurrection) and demonstrates there is life beyond death and the power of the holy spirit.

What colours represent Easter?

The main colours of Easter are Purple which is a royal colour and then White which represents the purity of Jesus.  Red can also be used to represent the blood of Jesus during his execution on the cross. Green is a traditional colour of hope and everlasting life.

What is Easter Monday Called?

The week before Easter is known as Holy Week, it is the most significant week in the Christian faith, more so than Christmas. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, with the Wednesday before Easter being known as Spy Wednesday. The last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday) all leading up to Easter Sunday or Easter Day.  In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday.    

How many days until the holy week?

As explained above the week before Easter Sunday is known as Holy Week. Therefore to decide how many days before Holy Week, just subtract 7 from the above Days Until Easter Sunday. 

How many more days until Easter?

It depends on what you mean by Easter. If you mean Holy Week then see above. More likely you mean how many days until Easter Sunday. The countdown to Easter Sunday is shown above in the box at the top of this page.

How many days in Lent?

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is always held 46 days before Easter Sunday.

Is Easter Sunday a Bank Holiday?

No, Easter Sunday is not a Bank Holiday, mainly because traditionally no shops or businesses worked on a Sunday so it wasn’t necessary to create this as a holiday.  Most businesses should appreciate that this is a holy day and not require staff to work.

Is Easter Saturday a Bank Holiday?

No, Easter Saturday is not a Bank Holiday.

Is Easter Monday a Bank Holiday?

Yes, Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK.

Is Easter a pagan Holiday?

No please refer to the above answer about What is Easter.  While Christmas replaced an earlier pagan mid-winter festival, I am not aware of anything similar for Easter.  Also, the fact that the date of Easter varies, tends to rule out this connection.

Why does the date of Easter change each year?

Easter’s date changes yearly because it’s determined by the lunar calendar, not the standard Gregorian calendar used for most of the year. Specifically, Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon on or after the vernal equinox (March 21st). This full moon is known as the Paschal Full Moon. Because the dates of the full moon and equinox can vary each year, so does the date of Easter. This method of determining Easter’s date goes back to the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.

When is Easter Friday this year?

I’ve included this here as we’ve seen lots of people asking this question. We don’t call it “Easter Friday“, the Friday before Easter is called “Good Friday“. See above for the date and days until. In the UK this is a Bank Holiday. Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion (execution) of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is termed “good” in the sense of “holy” or “significant,” as it represents the sacrifice Jesus made for humanity’s sins.

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