Easter Sunday Public Holiday, Australia

About Easter Sunday Festival: The Easter Sunday is the day when Jesus rise from the dead once he got crucified on Good Friday. Although, it is not considered a public holiday and it is also an advantage for the long weekend for the short holiday. The Australians took advantage of the holiday and most of the businesses are open in Australia and also the special Church services was held on the day. The Easter Sunday Australia Holiday is also an important day for the Christians and with the resurrection of the Christ it reflects with a central idea of Christianity. The Christians attend church services even if they do not attend church on regular Sunday’s.

Easter Sunday Festival Celebration: The non-religious people or the followers of the other faiths with four-day Easter weekend makes which includes the blessings of the Fleet Festivals in Ulladulla along with New South Wales and the Sydney Royal Easter Show in Sydney are some of the main cultural events which got portrayed with Easter Sunday.The National Folk Festival in Canberra which is the Australian Capital Territory and the Australian Gospel Music Festival in Toowoomba,Queensland.The range of the local Easter Sunday Australia Holiday is celebrated as festivals throughout the country with the Easter Weekend also an important time for enjoying in sports and all the fixtures with many people spending the day watching the events on the television. The festival is associated with great festivities and with the capital cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with the rural and regional Australia with many events across the country.

On the Easter Sunday, the organizations, businesses along with many of the stores are closed and it is normally open on Sunday. The variation between trading regulations along with different states and the territories of Australia.There has been public transport services with restricted services or no service at all and the normal Sunday timetables with planning of the journeys on the Easter Sundays. The tradition belonging to Easter eggs were delivered by the Easter rabbit or the bunny although rabbits are considered to be pests in Australia. So, the much shy mammal with big ears by the name Bilby which is native to Australia is the mascot for the festival. The shops sell chocolate Bilbies and the profits are spend on preserving the animals which are an endangered species thus giving some part of the earnings for the noble cause.

If one thinks about the beliefs behind Easter it is said that the Jesus Christ was sentenced to death by the crucifixion by Pontius Pilate who was Governor of Judea. The Christ was crucified and sentenced to death along with laying him in a tomb. After two days, which is on Easter Sunday, a group of the women who visited the tomb and found it empty as got lifted by the God himself and bought back to life. The customs originate from the spiritual beliefs of Europeans from Pre-Christian times and with spread of Christianity the religion and it’s beliefs spread throughout the world.

Easter Festival Date and Day:-

2025 Festival Date: Sunday, 20 April

2024 Festival Date: Sunday, 31 March

2023 Festival Date: Sunday, 9 April

2022 Festival Date: Sunday, 17 April

2021 Festival Date: Sunday, 4 April

2020 Festival Date: Sunday, 12 April

2019 Festival Date: Sunday, 21 April

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual