Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 15th of April 2017.
Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. According to the New Testament, this occurred on the third day of his burial in 30AD.
Easter Saturday Date 2017 – Public Holiday, Things To Do & What’s Open
The Easter long weekend in Australia will be celebrated with a number of public holidays starting with Good Friday on the 14th of April, Easter Saturday on the 15th of April, Easter Sunday on the 16th of April and Easter Monday on the 17th of April. This has the effect of creating a 4 day long weekend for Australians which means that many families use this time to travel and spend time with their family and friends.
Melbournians celebrate the extended Easter Holiday in a traditional way by not eating meat on Good Friday (except fish) and giving chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday.
Even though most stores close on Good Friday, you will find most supermarkets and shopping centres open for business on Easter Saturday. Movie theatres also remain open, as do restaurants, petrol stations and many attractions in Melbourne such as the Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Eureka Skydeck and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.
As thousands of people travel during the Easter long weekend, there is a lot of traffic on the road and accommodation books up quickly. If you are interested in taking a holiday over the long weekend, click the link below to find the best accommodation deals. Don’t hesitate, as holiday accommodation is very popular during this time.