Easter Holidays 2024 & Holy Week 2024: Easter holidays or Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter. The holy week or Easter holidays always starts on – Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. Here are the Easter holiday dates 2024 : Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 – Saturday, March 30, 2024.
Also called -Great and Holy Week, or Passion Week- Holy Week in the Christian year is the week preceding Easter. 2024 Easter Holidays or Holy Week has 5 days of special significance and meanings. Holy week starts on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter day, until Holy Saturday -Black Saturday.
However, it doesn’t include Easter Sunday. The day commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Good Friday, has been celebrated since 100 A.D. as a day of fasting?
This means that Christians all around the world have celebrated Holy Week and observed different services and events during the week for over 1,900 years.
Easter Holidays 2024
When is Holy Week?
Sunday, 24 March 2024 to Saturday, 30th March 2024.
Good Friday 2024 is celebrated and or observed on Friday, 29th March 2024.
Good Friday is a Christian observance which is held two days before Easter Sunday and it commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary which located right out-side the walls of Jerusalem.
The Good Friday is the sixth day of Holy week and is also called and known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday and Easter Friday. The day is part of the Paschal Triduum that starts on the evening of Maundy Thursday and continues to Easter Sunday which is recalling the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
Roman Catholic Church Holy Week 2024
Holy Week or Easter Holidays in 2024, according to the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, starts with Palm Sunday, when Jesus enters Jerusalem and is received with palm leaves.
The following are the dates of the Gregorian calendar for 2024.
- Palm Sunday falls on March 24, 2024.
- Holy Monday falls on March 25, 2024.
- Holy Tuesday falls on March 26, 2024.
- Holy Wednesday falls on March 27, 2024.
- Holy Thursday falls on March 28, 2024.
- Holy Friday falls on March 29, 2024.
- Holy Saturday falls on March 30, 2024.
Orthodox Catholic Church Holy Week 2024 (Easter Holidays)
Holy Week 2024, according to the tradition of the Orthodox Catholic Church, the holidays of Easter 2024 begins with the Saturday of the resurrection of Lazarus.
The specific Easter dates 2024 on the Gregorian calendar are listed below for 2024.
- Lazarus Saturday falls on April 27, 2024.
- Palm Sunday falls on April 28, 2024.
- Holy Monday falls on April 29, 2024.
- Holy Tuesday falls on April 30, 2024.
- Holy Wednesday falls on May 1, 2024.
- Holy Thursday falls on May 2, 2024.
- Holy Friday falls on May 3, 2024.
- Holy Saturday falls on May 4, 2024.
HOLY WEEK TIMELINE
Jesus is sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect in the province of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D.
Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem destroyed as was foretold by Jesus before His death.
The Gallic woman, Egeria, pens what regarded as the first recording of Holy Week observances while she makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Vatican reestablishes Easter Vigil as an important Holy Week service.
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