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Easter
Equatorial Guinea

Easter 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Equatorial Guinea

Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in Equatorial Guinea it is celebrated with a holiday on Good Friday.

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar. This means the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.

Easter Sunday is a big event in Equatorial Guinea, where some 90 percent of the population identifies as Roman Catholic. Additionally, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are widely observed here, marking the days on which Christ was betrayed and crucified.

Most people in Equatorial Guinea don’t seek to have a fancy or commercialised Easter. Accordingly, chocolate bunnies, Easter baskets, and pretty dyed eggs are not the norm.

Easter is a time when many travel back to their ancestral home to spend time with their parents and other relatives who also make the trip or who live in the area. It’s a time of religious services, feasting, and family reunion.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
201919 AprFriGood Friday
201830 MarFriGood Friday
201714 AprFriGood Friday