Easter MondayEaster Monday
is a Christian holiday
celebrated the next day after Easter Sunday
. Celebration events include egg
rolling competitions and dousing other people with water which, at one time, was holy water
used to bless
the house and food. Formerly, it was celebrated as Easter Week, but was reduced to a one day celebration in the 19th century
. It is only celebrated by the following countries:
is also celebrated in the one US
state of North Carolina
¹In Canada, Easter Monday
is not an official statutory holiday but many government workers are given the day off as part of a collective bargaining agreement.
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