Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in the Marshall Islands it is celebrated with a holiday on Good Friday.
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The date of the holiday changes each year based on the centuries-old calculations that determine the Christian Ecclesiastical Calendar, such that the date of Easter Sunday can be anytime between 22 March and 25 April.
The large majority of those living in Marshall Islands are Christians, mostly of Protestant denominations, and it is no surprise that Easter is a much-celebrated holiday here. Additionally, the Marshall Islands adopts many US holidays since it is in free association with the US and was formerly a US Trust Territory.
In Marshall Islands, Easter is one of the most important holidays of the year. It is the day that celebrates Jesus Christ’s Resurrection and is considered by many to be the most important holiday on the Christian Calendar.
Easter is also a time of family togetherness, feasting on such delicacies as native coconut crabs, attending special church services, giving gifts and money to charity, spending some time on the beach sands and waters, and just relaxing at home. Easter is also a time to enjoy the beautiful weather before work and school schedules again dominate one’s day to day life.