Easter is traditionally regarded as the most important of Christian holy days, and Easter in Turks and Caicos is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and the day after Easter Sunday.
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|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
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The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar. This means that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
Between Good Friday and Easter Monday, the residents of Turks and Caicos are busy with a full schedule of holiday traditions and events. Many of these are imported from the UK and are popular in other former British colonies in the Caribbean.
Traditionally, people approach Easter religiously in Turks and Caicos and many choose to attend multiple church services. People also get time off work for four days and spend a lot of time with family and friends.
Eating hot cross buns, filled with raisins and baked from spiced dough is a much loved tradition. Two other popular traditions are spending time at the beach over Easter Weekend and participating in kite flying contests held at various locations.