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Easter 2024, 2025 and 2026 in Barbados

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.

202429 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
202518 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
20263 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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.

Previous Years

20237 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
18 AprMonEaster Monday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
13 AprMonEaster Monday
201919 AprFriGood Friday
22 AprMonEaster Monday
201830 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
201714 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday