When is Easter 2018?
The key dates you need to know for Easter weekend 2018 are:
- Good Friday – Friday, March 30
- Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 1 (yes April Fools Day!)
- Easter Monday – Monday, April 2
Is Easter Monday a Holiday in the USA?
Easter Monday 2018 in the United States of America
Are banks open on Good Friday 2018?
Many banks are open on Good Friday but closed on Easter Sunday. Wells Fargo is open on Good Friday, but closed on Easter Sunday, though you can check ATM & Banking Locations locator for exceptions. TDBank is open on Good Friday but closed on Easter Sunday.
Bank Holiday in the UK
Good news, Good Friday is a bank holiday, so for many people, it marked the beginning of their Easter weekend.
Monday, April 2, is also a bank holiday, but not every work will give employees these two Easter dates off.
Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory leave.
Book of common prayer good Friday
Author: The Revd Dr Peter Toon
Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
O Merciful God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live: Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks [Muslims], Infidels and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word: and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Do you have to fast on Good Friday?