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Easter
Pitcairn Islands

Easter 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Pitcairn Islands

Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and in the Pitcairn Islands it is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

YearDateDayHoliday
202010 AprFriGood Friday
13 AprMonEaster Monday
20212 AprFriGood Friday
5 AprMonEaster Monday
202215 AprFriGood Friday
18 AprMonEaster Monday
20237 AprFriGood Friday
10 AprMonEaster Monday
202429 MarFriGood Friday
1 AprMonEaster Monday

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.

Although among the most remote inhabited points on the planet, the Pitcairn Islands celebrates Easter no less than those in other parts of the world. As the only UK territory in the Pacific Ocean, they share the same holiday calendar with the UK.

Only the largest island, Pitcairn, is inhabited. And it has only around 50 people on it. All, or nearly all, of them are descendants of those from the Bounty Mutiny of 1789 and the Tahitians who accompanied them to settle the then-uninhabited island. There is even a special language spoken by the population, along with English – a creole called “Pitkern.” All this gives Easter and all holiday celebrations on the island a family atmosphere since everyone knows everyone else.

Easter is a perfect time to enjoy Pitcairn’s abundant wildlife, deep coral reefs such as 40-mile Reef, fishing, and whale and dolphin watching opportunities. The sea life in the area is amazingly diverse and is now protected by a reserve.