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Easter
Barbados

Easter 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.

YearDateDayHoliday
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

YearDateDayHoliday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday