Easter is regarded as the most important Christian holy day, and Easter in Antigua and Barbuda is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and the day after Easter Sunday.
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|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
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The date of the holiday 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.
Easter traditions in Antigua and Barbuda are a mix of those from the UK and those home grown in the Caribbean. For example, people may eat hot cross buns but with cheese on them. And they are much more likely to focus on seafood on Good Friday.
But what stands out about Easter time in Antigua and Barbuda is the Easter Monday kite competition. While some are swimming or barbecuing on the beaches, you’ll see kids flying their homemade kites high in the windy sky, right over Devil’s Bridge. Easter is the windiest time of year in Antigua and Barbuda, so it’s perfect timing.