Easter Monday

Easter Monday is an ancient holiday that is celebrated in many countries. Easter Monday is a holy Christian holiday celebrated the next day after Easter Sunday. At previous time Christians celebrated the days immediately following Easter in the Christian church by playing pranks, telling jokes and feasting on lamb.

People would add scented oil or perfume to the Easter water they brought home from church, and then utilize this water to sprinkle and bless their food, pets, homes and gardens. Easter Monday is fall day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian societies, particularly Roman Catholic cultures.

In the Roman Catholic Easter Monday liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week. Previously, the post-Easter festivities include a week of secular festivity, but this was reduced to one day in the 19th century. Events contain egg rolling competitions and, in mainly Roman Catholic countries, dousing other people with water which customarily had been blessed with sacred water the day before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home to bless the house and food. Easter 2019 will take place on Sunday, 5th April 2019.

In many countries, the celebrations start a week earlier; with Palm Sunday that symbolize the start of Holy week 2019. Easter 2019 is also a main holiday in most other Western countries such as France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. The main symbols for Easter Holiday are Easter Bunny and Easter egg. Today, Easter is celebrated in numerous countries, in different ways. However, in most countries that rejoice Easter, two customs are most vital; people give decorated or chocolate eggs as gifts and children hunt for hidden eggs.