Easter is regarded as the most important of Christian holy days, and Easter in Tanzania is celebrated with two holiday on Good Friday and the day after Easter Sunday.
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
The date of Easter changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar. This means that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
Along with Christmas, Easter is one of the two biggest celebrations of the year for the Tanzania’s Christian population.
Special church services begin on Palm Sunday, when people bring palm branches to church and wave them as the march in processions through the streets. Some also take part in Way of the Cross processions on Good Friday. But almost everyone goes to church on Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday, on the other hand, is a time to recover from the holidays before heading back to work.
People will often buy new clothes and special items for their family’s Easter meal. Many will also make a point to listen to the presidential Easter address.