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Easter
Saint Helena

Easter 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Saint Helena

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

YearDateDayHoliday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
18 AprMonEaster Monday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
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, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.

Saint Helena, a small British island-dependency in the South Atlantic, not only celebrates Easter but has developed a number of unique Easter traditions on top of the usual British traditions.

On Maundy Thursday, fisherman go out and fish late into the evening to find their Good Friday catch. Lanterns dot the bay all night. In case fishing isn’t so good on Thursday, fish are caught earlier in the week to ensure a full Good Friday fish fry. Favourites on Good Friday include sweet bullseye, silverfish, and conger eel.

Glazed fruit buns are eaten throughout Easter Week. Some go camping for much of the week. And many attend church at least on Easter Morning if not on Good Friday as well.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
13 AprMonEaster Monday
201919 AprFriGood Friday
22 AprMonEaster Monday
201830 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
201714 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday