When is Easter 2019, 2020,2021

Easter is a religious tradition and celebration. It is from good Friday to Easter Monday. Easter is the end of the holy week. Each Year it falls on a different day.


It is celebrated every year on different dates, because it is based on lunar cycles.



In the year 2019 the most marked days are from April 14, 2019 to April 20, 2019:

April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday
April 15, 2019 Second Santa Feira
April 16, 2019 Terça-feira Santa
17 April 2019 Quarta-feira Santa
18 April 2019 Quinta-feira Santa
April 19, 2019 Sixth Feira Santa
April 20 2019 Holy Saturday



In 2020 the most marked days are from April 5, 2020 to April 11, 2020:

Holy Week 2020
April 5 2020 Palm Sunday
April 6, 2020 Second Santa Feira
7 April 2020 Terça-feira Santa
8 April 2020 Quarta-feira Santa
April 9, 2020 Quinta-feira Santa
10 April 2020 Sexta-feira Santa
April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday



In the year 2021 the most marked days are from March 28, 2021 to April 3, 2021:

Holy Week Date 2021
March 28, 2021 Domingo de Ramos
March 29, 2021 Second Santa Feira
30 March 2021 Terça-feira Santa
March 31, 2021 Quarta-feira Santa
1 April 2021 Quinta-feira Santa
2 April 2021 Sexta-feira Santa
April 3, 2021 Holy Saturday

Holy Week is one of the deepest and most deeply rooted celebrations of Christianity. Also called Greater Week has centuries of tradition to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.


Where did Easter come from

  • Easter is mentioned in the bible but the exact origin of this celebration and when and where it started is unknown. There is no known place as the beginning of Easter celebration


Don’t Eat Meat Tradition

It is very curious but it turns out that Carnival and Easter are two related parties. On Ash Wednesday, the 40 days of Lent begin, where a diet of fasting and without meat is carried out.

A few days before the Carnival party takes place, which, although popularly known as a costume party, alludes to a prelude to Lent, since its etymological origin is “carnevale”, which comes from Latin. Which means something like “say goodbye to the flesh.” This shows that Carnival was originally a celebration in which the last days of meat consumption were celebrated, that is why it is common for Carnival to eat protein-rich foods and to make abundant meals, in order to be able to face the Lenten days.

But … Why is fasting at Easter?

The flesh symbolizes the body of Christ so that, as a sign of penance, Christians suppress this food from their diet during the days of Lent.
With fasting a single meal is made during the day and in the evening consume what you want but without tasting the meat.
This is mandatory for all adults until they reach the age of 59 years.