When is Easter Monday 2022 and is it a bank holiday?

WITH the wintry days now – mostly – behind us, many Brits will be eagerly awaiting an Easter break.

But though other notable days like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and Halloween take place on the same day each year, Easter Sunday falls between March 22 and April 25.

When is Easter Monday 2022? 

Whether you’re celebrating the religious symbolism of the day, looking forward to a break, or just desperate to get stuck into some chocolate eggs, Easter is a highly anticipated period in the calendar.

Easter Sunday falls on April 17 this year.

Easter Monday takes place the following day on April 18. 

The bookended bank holidays that weekend mean you may have a four day break with which to enjoy the – touch wood – warm weather. 

Is Easter Monday a bank holiday? 

Easter Monday is a bank holiday, as is Good Friday which is on 15 April.

You also have the first bank holiday to look forward to on May 2, in addition to the Spring bank holiday on June 2 and the Summer bank holiday on August 29.

When bank holidays fall on a weekend, a substitute day during the week will become a bank holiday.

This will normally be the following Monday.

Are shops open on Easter Monday 2022?

For some, the bank holiday will be a golden opportunity to use the extra free days and get some retail therapy.

Though the holiday may affect opening hours, especially on Sunday, major supermarkets will be operating over the weekend, so you’ll have plenty of time to stock up on treats and ingredients for a roast.

  • Aldi (8am – 10pm, Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Aldi stores will be closed on April 17 (Easter Sunday) but will be open on Easter Monday from 8am – 8pm.)
  • Lidl (8am – 10pm, Good Friday. Closed on Easter Sunday and open on Easter Monday from 8am to 8pm.)
  • Sainsbury’s (Open with normal hours on Good Friday and Easter Monday, though hours vary by store. Shops will remain open in Scotland, though most stores across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will close. ‘Local’ stores will remain open from 7am – 11pm.

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  • Tesco (Most stores will operate at normal hours, apart from those that normally remain open till late which will close early. Larger stores across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will shut on Easter Sunday, though ‘Express’ locations will be operating. Open hours on Easter Monday will vary.)
  • Waitrose (Most shops will be operating 8am – 8pm on Good Friday and Easter Monday, with some smaller stores open from 6am to midnight. There will be normal trading hours on Saturday, though shops in England and Wales will shut for Easter Sunday.

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