When is Easter? Here are the bank holiday dates for 2020

THE Easter bunny will soon be dusting off all the eggs in a bid to be ready to deliver them across the country.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 10:28 am
This is when Easter will take place in 2019. Picture: Shutterstock

While it might feel like Christmas and New Year only happened a few weeks ago, we are well and truly into the Spring season.

But because Easter moves round from year to year it can be hard to keep track of when it actually is.

When is Easter in 2020?

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This year Easter Sunday falls on April 12, so you still have plenty of time to buy Easter eggs and organise a hunt – if you have little ones.

When are the bank holiday dates?

In 2020, Good Friday will be on April 10 and Easter Monday falls on April 13.

Both of these days are bank holidays – so its not long until many of us will get to enjoy a nice long weekend.

Why does Easter move around?

Easter and the days associated with it – such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter Monday – move around each year.

According to the Bible, Jesus’s death and resurrection took place around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first Full Moon following the vernal equinox.

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This equinox takes place in March – and falls on March 20 in 2020 – and then Easter takes place on the Sunday around the time of the first full moon following this.

With the full moon taking place on April 7, which means that Easter falls on April 12 this year.

Are Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays?

Yes both of these days, which form part of Easter weekend, are bank holidays in the UK.