The Easter season in the UK includes the 40 days of lent and Holy week culminating in Easter Sunday – also known as Resurrection Sunday. In 2018, there are two Easter public holidays celebrated in the UK. Good Friday is observed across the UK, while Easter Monday is celebrated everywhere except Scotland.
Easter 2018 dates
|2018||30 Mar||Fri||Good Friday||National|
|2 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday||National except Scotland*|
|2019||19 Apr||Fri||Good Friday||National|
|22 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday||National except Scotland*|
At the point when is Easter 2018 and how is the date chosen?
The current year’s Easter happens from Good Friday on March 30 until Easter Monday on April 2 – making Easter Sunday on April 1, which is likewise April Fool’s day.
The demise of Jesus happened around the Jewish Passover, which is customarily hung on first full moon following the vernal equinox.
As the full moon can differ in each time zone, the Church said that they would utilize the fourteenth day of the lunar month rather – the Paschal Full Moon – and have Easter Day on the next Sunday.
Once the date of that moon is known, Easter Day and the Easter occasions can be resolved.