Easter is a celebration that comes around each year but as the dates change, you might be wondering when it is this year.

Whether you’re spending the weekend away with loved ones or you’re home for this year’s celebrations, it’s worth knowing which days the Easter weekend falls on and if there will be a bank holiday.

When is Easter 2024?

Good Friday will be on Friday, March 29 and Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, March 31 in 2024.

Glasgow Times: Chocolate eggs and bunnies are eaten at EasterChocolate eggs and bunnies are eaten at Easter (Image: Getty Images)

Is Easter a bank holiday?

Every year, hard-working Brits enjoy a handful of days off thanks to bank holidays.

Easter weekend is always a bank holiday in England and Wales and 2024 is no different.

Good Friday and Easter Monday will be bank holiday days which makes the weekend longer for those who have time off work and school.

However, in Scotland, Good Friday is a bank holiday but Easter Monday isn’t.

Why do we celebrate Easter?

Easter is a Christian celebration and it always takes place in Spring when there is a full moon, reports the BBC.

The BBC website explains: “Easter is an important Christian festival - it's when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

“The Bible says that Christ died on a cross on a day called Good Friday. According to the Bible, Jesus was then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday.”

You’ll probably be familiar with the gifting of chocolate Easter eggs and the story of the Easter bunny who is said to deliver them.

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But why do we have Easter eggs?

The BBC website says: “Originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).

“So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts.

“Victorians adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts.”