Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 22nd of April 2019.
Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. According to the New Testament, this occurred on the third day of his burial in 30AD.
The Easter long weekend in Australia will be celebrated with a number of public holidays starting with Good Friday on the 19th of April, Easter Saturday on the 20th of April, Easter Sunday on the 21st of April and Easter Monday on the 22nd of April. This has the effect of creating a 4-day long weekend for Australians which means that many families use this time to travel and spend time with their family and friends.
Sydneysiders celebrate the extended Easter Holiday in a traditional way by not eating meat on Good Friday (except fish) and giving chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday.
Even though many stores close on Easter Monday, you will find most supermarkets and shopping centres open for business. Movie theatres also remain open, as do restaurants, petrol stations and many attractions Sydney including SEA Life Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb.
As thousands of people travel during the Easter long weekend, there is a lot of traffic on the road and accommodation books up quickly. If you are interested in taking a holiday over the long weekend, click the link below to find the best accommodation deals. Don’t hesitate, as holiday accommodation is very popular during this time.