Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in the Falkland Islands it is celebrated with a holiday on Good Friday.
|2022||15 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|2023||7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|2024||29 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
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The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
The Falkland Islands observes Easter and Good Friday along with the UK and the rest of the world regardless of its remote location. People will generally don their Sunday best and head to church to hear a sermon on the Resurrection of Christ and then head back home to fellowship and feast with family and friends.
Some may also get outside to go picnicking or just hiking in the fresh spring air. There is an amazing abundance of wildlife to view, and may enjoy birdwatching as there are over 200 bird species on the islands, including numerous penguins. Some also take the day or weekend off to visit sea lion island, view the Mike Butcher whale skeleton collection, or view battlefields, war memorials, museums on a Falkland Islands history tour.
Fishing for sea trout and mullet is also a good way to use your time off since April is among the best times to go fishing in the Falklands Islands.
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|2019||19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|2018||30 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|2017||14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|