Easter Monday is held on April 1. Påskedag in Norway. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in some countries. Today is Easter Monday, or Bright Monday as it is called in the Eastern Orthodox Church, or Dyngus Day as it is celebrated by Polish Americans. Another one of our Easter Monday facts is that Easter Monday is called “Pasquetta” in Italy.
One of the most fun Easter Monday facts happens in Germany. In the early morning, people hold Easter egg races in their local fields, just like the egg and spoon race.
In Guyana, people fly homemade kites that were made on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday) on Easter Monday.
In England on Easter Monday, a village called Hallaton, Leicestershire, holds a bottle kicking contest where the winning team is able to kick or move a bottle a mile from the starting point over two streams.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Easter in Western Christianity on March 31 (Første påskedag in Norway);
Transfer Day in US Virgin Islands on March 31 (is a truly historic celebration of the day in 1917 that the United States officially purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark);
Limestone night in the municipality of Briel, Netherlands on April 1 (the Kalknacht commemorates the victory over the Spaniards of the Duke of Alba in 1572);
St. Thomas Carnival in US Virgin Islands on April 3 (St. Thomas proudly presents one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the entire Caribbean. The post-Easter, month-long event is ripe with activities including parades, food fairs and a large Carnival village where the music and dancing never stops);
Eid al-Fitr on April 9 (also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan);