Good Friday A Bank Holiday
Easter means different things for many different people.
It is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, revolving around the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
For many children Easter is associated with chocolate eggs, while it also sees changes to the working week due to Bank Holidays in place around the day.
The exact date Easter falls on changes every year depending on lunar cycles.
Easter Sunday always falls between March 22 and April 25 each year – around seven days after the last astronomical full moon.
So, what dates are Easter Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Monday in 2022?
Good Friday this year falls on Friday, April 15 – making it the next Bank Holiday across the UK.
As a result, Easter Sunday is taking place on Sunday, April 17 in 2022. Easter Sunday traditionally sees supermarkets closed and drastically reduced public transport and is perhaps second only to Christmas Day in the amount of things that are not open on the day itself.
This means Easter Monday will be taking place on April 18 this year.
Like Good Friday, Easter Monday is a Bank Holiday – meaning there will be changes to shop opening hours, public transport timetables and other day-to-day things used by millions of people across Britain each day.
While not an official Bank Holiday, Shrove Tuesday is also a commonly celebrated day – better known as Pancake Day for many more secular people. In 2022 it falls on March 1.
There isn’t long to wait for the next Bank Holiday after Easter Monday this year, with the early May bank holiday set to fall on Monday May 2.
Upcoming bank holidays in England and Wales
|15 April||Friday||Good Friday|
|18 April||Monday||Easter Monday|
|2 May||Monday||Early May bank holiday|
|2 June||Thursday||Spring bank holiday|
|3 June||Friday||Platinum Jubilee bank holiday|
|29 August||Monday||Summer bank holiday|
|26 December||Monday||Boxing Day|
|27 December||Tuesday||Christmas Day (substitute day)|
|2 January||Monday||New Year’s Day (substitute day)|
|7 April||Friday||Good Friday|
|10 April||Monday||Easter Monday|
|1 May||Monday||Early May bank holiday|
|29 May||Monday||Spring bank holiday|
|28 August||Monday||Summer bank holiday|
|25 December||Monday||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Tuesday||Boxing Day|
If a bank holiday is on a weekend, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday.
Good Friday 2022 and in the 2023 Year
In seen list or in calendar views you can see when will be Good Friday 2022 and Good Friday 2023. You can plan your holidays, weekends and free days.
|2022||15 April||Friday||Good Friday||National Holiday|
|2023||7 April||Friday||Good Friday||National Holiday
Is Good Friday a Public Holiday in Ireland?
Good Friday is not a public holiday in Ireland. All institutions, schools and banks should work as usual on this day.
What People do on Good Friday?
Starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday – Lent is a period penitential preparation for Easter.
For many people in Ireland Lent is a period to avoid meat, television, sweets, alcohol and cigarets. In this period poeple more often goes to the church, gives money to charity.
One of the most common thing in Good Friday is to prepare for Easter Sunday and meat with family or friends. It’s a good time to enjoy long weekend and travel localy in Ireland or abroad.