Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and on Guernsey it is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
|2022||15 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|18 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2023||7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|10 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2024||29 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
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The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
A short ferryboat ride from Great Britain, Guernsey and its main town of Saint John’s are a popular holiday getaway spot for many in the UK, France, and beyond. The whole period between Good Friday and Easter Monday is often taken off work by those in Guernsey and the UK.
So what’s the attraction to Guernsey over “Eastertide?” There are many egg hunts and other organised kids’ activities, Easter plays free to attend, special church services in the island’s iconic church buildings, special fundraising efforts, free tours of Guernsey’s shelter for homeless animals, and more.
Locals take part in the flurry of activity along with tourists, but they also find time to retreat into the seclusion of their own homes for an intimate family Easter dinner. On Easter Monday, many take the opportunity to relax and recover from the Eastertime scurry and get ready for their regular routine again on Tuesday.
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2019||19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2018||30 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|2 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|