Easter Monday

Easter Monday is observed next on Monday, April 21st, 2025 (281 days from today).

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Easter Monday is believed as a holiday in many countries and is part of the Easter period. It is a Christian holiday and is the day after Easter Sunday.

Easter Monday is the day Jesus Christ emerged from the tomb after being crucified, which is a public Christian holiday after Easter Sunday and falls on April 18 of this year. Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, and Dyngus Day are the names people use to call Easter Monday. It recorded that surrounding the Monday that occurs immediately after Easter Day, many different and interesting traditions are celebrated. Many Christian groups - mainly Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox celebrate the day although the Bible does not guide observance of this holiday, and they hold this day as a legal holiday and as part of their cultural traditions.

History of Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a holiday in many countries worldwide, is the last day of holy week celebrations before the work week resumes. It is marking the second day of the Octave in Eastern Christianity and the second day of Easter in Western Christianity.

The first known use of the term 'Easter Monday' began in the 15th century. The Monday after Easter is a day of strong religious significance for those Christian, and it is observed on Sunday. All followers of Jesus Christ together hold the Messiah's return to Earth in their own way although different cultures observe this day with different traditions. It is called "Angel's Monday" by the Catholic Church and they really like to call it by that name.

Jesus remained on Earth for 40 days after being crucified and resurrected from the dead, during which he appeared to believers, healed the sick, and spread God's message. Jesus' actions also contributed to the founding of the first congregation. It is believed that Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after His Reurection.

Easter Monday is not explicitly religious. Holding outdoor processions and parades are the often ways that some Christian groups observe this day. Some organize and participate in Easter egg rolling contests. It is known as Wet Monday for others, in which by pouring buckets of water over each other spouses and siblings wake each other up. Easter Monday is celebrated with a joyful tradition of adding an extra day before the final carnival ends.

As a symbolic symbol that heaven is open to all at the resurrection of Jesus, Easter Monday begins the Bright Week according to the Eastern Orthodox community. Bright Week is the brightest of all where the holy doors of the sanctuary that is still open and it is celebrated after Easter.

Though largely ignored in the United States, Easter Monday is a day to spend with family outside, playing fun games, having a picnic, and enjoying the spring flowers.

Congress banned the egg-rolling tradition on Capitol Hill in the 1870s, so President Rutherford Hayes issued an order authorizing the White House to reorganize the beloved egg-rolling race. The tradition has continued since then.

How to celebrate Easter Monday?

Take part in outdoor activities and processions

You are encouraged to take part in the famous Easter parades. Besides, you are also encouraged to participate egg-rolling contests that is known as a symbol symbolize the rolling of stones from the tomb where Jesus was buried. Alternatively, regardless of your culture or religion, you can commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ by join other festivals on this day.

Celebrate "Steamy" Monday – literally

On this day, let literally wet your family members like some Christian groups! Gather outside on the lawn with the hose connected to the water supply turned on for some fun or pour a bucket of water over their heads.

Review the Bible

Cultural traditions must not detract from the message of the Gospel


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