Easter Monday in United States
Quick FactsEaster Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is not a federal holiday in the United States of America (USA).
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Easter Monday 2013Monday, April 1, 2013
Easter Monday 2014Monday, April 21, 2014
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Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is not a federal holiday in the United States of America (USA). Some Easter traditions continue on the Easter Monday, such as the egg rolling race at the White House.
What do people do?
Egg rolling races are held in the United States. There is a big race held on the lawn of the White House in Washington DC on Easter Monday. Sometimes even the President takes part in the “White House Easter Egg Roll”, which was hosted by the First Lady in 2007. Eggs are rolled down a hill or slope and there is a variety of activities, as well as food and entertainment, for families.
The White House Easter egg collection involves a tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. Artists from across the United States created decorated eggs that represent each state and the District of Columbia. Each year the artists vote amongst themselves to select the artist to create the following year's commemorative egg which is presented to the President and First Lady. The collection is coordinated by the American Egg Board.
Easter Monday is not a federal holiday. Most aspects of public life are not any different to any other Monday. Public transit systems usually run their regular Monday schedule in many parts of the United States.
Though not largely observed in the United States, the day remains informally observed in some areas such as the state of North Dakota, where there is no school on Easter Monday, and some cities. Easter Monday was a public holiday in North Carolina from 1935 to 1987. Traditionally Polish-influenced areas such as Chicago observe Dyngus Day as well.
BackgroundThe Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.
In Pagan times, many groups of people organized spring festivals. Many of these celebrated the re-birth of nature, the return the land to fertility and the birth of many young animals. These are the origins of the Easter eggs that we still hunt for and eat.
In Christian times, the spring began to be associated with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The crucifixion is remembered on Good Friday and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The idea of the resurrection joined with the ideas of re-birth in Pagan beliefs.
For people with strong Christian beliefs, the Cross, on which Jesus was crucified, and the Resurrection are important symbols of the period around Easter. Other symbols of Easter include real eggs or eggs manufactured from a range of materials, nests, lambs and rabbits or hares. Sometimes these symbols are combined, for example, in candy models of rabbits with nests full of eggs. Eggs, rabbits, hares and young animals are thought to represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.
About Easter Monday in other countriesRead more about Easter Monday.
Easter Monday Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Mon||Apr 7||1980||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 20||1981||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 12||1982||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 4||1983||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 23||1984||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 8||1985||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 31||1986||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 20||1987||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 4||1988||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 27||1989||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 16||1990||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 1||1991||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 20||1992||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 12||1993||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 4||1994||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 17||1995||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 8||1996||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 31||1997||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 13||1998||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 5||1999||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 24||2000||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 16||2001||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 1||2002||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 21||2003||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 12||2004||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 28||2005||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 17||2006||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 9||2007||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 24||2008||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 13||2009||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 5||2010||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 25||2011||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 9||2012||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 1||2013||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 21||2014||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 6||2015||Easter Monday||Christian|
- Palm Sunday ―Sunday, March 24, 2013
- Maundy Thursday ―Thursday, March 28, 2013
- Holy Saturday ―Saturday, March 30, 2013
- Good Friday ―Friday, March 29, 2013
- Easter Sunday ―Sunday, March 31, 2013
Other holidays in April 2013 in United States
- César Chávez Day ―Monday, April 1, 2013
- April Fool's Day ―Monday, April 1, 2013
- Pascua Florida Day ―Tuesday, April 2, 2013
- Last day of Passover ―Tuesday, April 2, 2013
- World Autism Awareness Day ―Tuesday, April 2, 2013
- United Nations' Mine Awareness Day ―Thursday, April 4, 2013
- National Tartan Day ―Saturday, April 6, 2013
- United Nations' World Health Day ―Sunday, April 7, 2013
- Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide ―Sunday, April 7, 2013
- Yom HaShoah ―Monday, April 8, 2013
- International Day of Human Space Flight ―Friday, April 12, 2013
- Patriot's Day ―Monday, April 15, 2013
- Tax Day ―Monday, April 15, 2013
- Father Damien Day ―Monday, April 15, 2013
- Emancipation Day ―Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- Yom HaAtzmaut ―Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- San Jacinto Day ―Sunday, April 21, 2013
- Earth Day ―Monday, April 22, 2013
- Oklahoma Day ―Monday, April 22, 2013
- Confederate Memorial Day ―Monday, April 22, 2013
- World Book and Copyright Day ―Tuesday, April 23, 2013
- Administrative Professionals Day ―Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- World Malaria Day ―Thursday, April 25, 2013
- Global Youth Service Day ―Friday, April 26, 2013
- World Intellectual Property Day ―Friday, April 26, 2013
- Arbor Day ―Friday, April 26, 2013
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work ―Sunday, April 28, 2013
- Lag B'Omer ―Sunday, April 28, 2013
- Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare ―Monday, April 29, 2013
- Confederate Memorial Day ―Monday, April 29, 2013
- International Jazz Day ―Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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