Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 16th of April 2017.
Easter Sunday is the biggest day of this four holiday weekend as it is a public holiday and the day when families and friends join to give chocolate eggs and enjoy a relaxing day together.
Easter Sunday Public Holiay Date 2017 – Things to Do & What’s Open
The four day Easter holiday 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 what is now known as Easter Sunday, the third day of his burial in 30AD.
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.
Even though most stores close on Good Friday, you will find most supermarkets and shopping centres open for business on Easter Sunday. 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.