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Easter
US Virgin Islands

Easter 2021, 2022 and 2023 in US Virgin Islands

Easter is traditionally regarded as the most important of Christian holy days, and Easter in the US Virgin Islands is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and the day after Easter Sunday.

YearDateDayHoliday
20211 AprThuMaundy Thursday
2 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
202214 AprThuMaundy Thursday
15 AprFriGood Friday
18 AprMonEaster Monday
20236 AprThuMaundy Thursday
7 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
202428 MarThuMaundy Thursday
29 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

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 US Virgin Islands may be a US territory that observes US holidays, but it certainly does not observe Easter in nearly the same way as people in the states do.

You can find less stark differences like the greater religious devotion to attending church services during Holy Week or the tradition of wearing black and white clothes only to Easter Sunday church. But the real difference is in the way Easter has become synonymous with camping in the Virgin Islands.

Relatives and friends literally camp out in small “villages” of huddled tents near the shore for anywhere from four days to two weeks. People commonly eat salt fish, flour dumplings, yams, and other seasonal favourites, and swim, sun, and snorkel day after day. Some people even bring out portable generators and run fridges and electric stoves for their annual Easter camping trip!

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20209 AprThuMaundy Thursday
10 AprFriGood Friday
13 AprMonEaster Monday
201918 AprThuMaundy Thursday
19 AprFriGood Friday
22 AprMonEaster Monday
201829 MarThuMaundy Thursday
30 MarFriGood Friday
2 AprMonEaster Monday
201713 AprThuMaundy Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
17 AprMonEaster Monday