Easter is regarded as the most important of holy days by Christians, and in Saint Kitts and Nevis it is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
|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|
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.
After Carnival, a 40-day Lenten period begins in anticipation of Easter. Many will abstain from meats other than fish, from alcoholic beverages, or from other pleasures. Easter Week begins with Palm Sunday, but things really get in full swing only on Good Friday, when stations of the cross processions, kite-flying events, and special church services on the death of Christ occur.
Easter Sunday is a time when the faithful reflect on what the Bible says about the meaning and power of Christ’s resurrection from the dead and on living a new life in Him. It is also a time of sunrise services, family dinners and fellowship with friends. The prime minister will give an Easter message during Holy Week, and on Easter Monday, it is traditional to go on a picnic.