When Is Holy Week In 2021 Dates And Calendar

The restrictions on mobility due to the covid will mark these holidays throughout Spain.

When is Easter 2021 is one of the main doubts that arise when thinking about the work calendar of the year . This time around, Spring Break will fall between Saturday, March 27, and Monday, April 5. A large part of the population takes advantage of these dates to leave the city, make a getaway and go to second homes or places of rest.

However, Easter this year will be special due to the perimeter confinements that will be applied by the autonomous communities that will prevent the change of territory.

On what date is Easter
The dates of Holy Week are determined from the lunar calendar. Thus, the Sunday after the first full moon after the onset of spring in the northern hemisphere is Easter Sunday (also called Glory or Resurrection), which can fall between March 22 and April 25. From there, the rest of the dates are distributed, which in 2021 are as follows:

Palm Sunday: March 28
Holy Monday: March 29
Holy Tuesday: March 30
Holy Wednesday: March 31
Holy Thursday: April 1
Good Friday: April 2
Holy Saturday: April 3
Easter Sunday: April 4

Easter Monday: April 5
Starting from Easter Sunday, the days of Lent and, consequently, of Carnival are also set . Lent, which consists of 40 days, begins on Ash Wednesday – which is February 17 this year – and ends on Holy Thursday – April 1 – (Sundays are not included). Therefore, Carnival Saturday is February 13 .

Set the dates
The change in the dates of Easter conditions economic activity, tourism, commerce and the school calendar. This instability would end if Pope Francis’ plan to establish a fixed date for Easter (the second or third Sunday in April) went ahead , so that it ceases to depend on astral conjunctions.

The purpose of the Pontiff is to unify the Catholic date of this holiday with that of the Orthodox, separated from Rome since the 11th century. The initiative, which seems stalled despite having received the support of several Spanish bishops, would mean a change that would affect the lives of millions of people.

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