Easter is an important time in Barbados, with the Good Friday and Easter Monday public holidays creating a special long weekend focus on the celebrations.
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2022||15 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|18 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
In Barbados, people attend special church services, eat chocolate bunnies, or go on egg hunts like in many other lands where Easter is a public holiday. But there are also some rather unique Easter traditions you’ll encounter on the island.
First, kite flying, especially by kids, is very popular. The kites are very colourful and may often be homemade. On Easter Monday, there’s an official kite-flying competition.
Second, in the village of Oistens, Easter Day is the time for the Oistens Fish Festival. The main attraction is the fun, if unusual, “fish boning competition.”
On Easter Sunday, people attend church and have a family feast afterwards. Menu items include mahi mahi, flying fish, cou cou, and other Barbadian dishes.