Easter is regarded as the most important holy day by Christians, and on the Isle of Man it is celebrated with two holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
|2020||10 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|13 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2021||2 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|5 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2022||15 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|18 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2023||7 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|10 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|2024||29 Mar||Fri||Good Friday|
|1 Apr||Mon||Easter 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.
The Isle of Man, despite its sometimes chilly location, has long been an Easter Weekend getaway spot for those in the UK and Ireland. From Good Friday to Easter Monday, the island is abuzz with a host of activities.
The most famous Isle of Man Eastertime event is called the “Festival of Running.” It begins with a 10-kilometer race on the evening of Good Friday in the flatlands of Port Erin. On Saturday afternoon, there is a six-kilometre race in the hilly western island. This Peel Hill Race takes place within eyeshot of the island’s famed Peel Castle. On Sunday, the last event is a five-kilometre race in Douglas down the iconic Douglas Promenade.
A shooting festival and many other athletic and social events are also scheduled for Easter Weekend in the Isle of Man. It is one of the most eventful times of the whole year for this festive little island!