Easter Saturday around the world in 2020

Easter Saturday around the world in 2020
  How long until Easter Saturday?
This holiday next takes place in 180 days.
  Dates of Easter Saturday around the world
2021 Various Apr 3
Australia Apr 3
ACTSat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
South AustraliaSat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Apr 3Regional Holiday
BelizeSat, Apr 3National Holiday
ChileSat, Apr 3National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Apr 3National Holiday
FijiSat, Apr 3National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Apr 3National Holiday
HondurasSat, Apr 3National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Apr 3National Holiday
MacauSat, Apr 3National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Apr 3Government Holiday
Papua New GuineaSat, Apr 3National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Apr 3National Holiday
SamoaSat, Apr 3National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Apr 3National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Apr 3National Holiday
2020 Various Apr 11
Australia Apr 11
ACTSat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
South AustraliaSat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Apr 11Regional Holiday
BelizeSat, Apr 11National Holiday
ChileSat, Apr 11National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Apr 11National Holiday
FijiSat, Apr 11National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Apr 11National Holiday
HondurasSat, Apr 11National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Apr 11National Holiday
MacauSat, Apr 11National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Apr 11Government Holiday
Papua New GuineaSat, Apr 11National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Apr 11National Holiday
SamoaSat, Apr 11National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Apr 11National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Apr 11National Holiday
2019 Various Apr 20
Australia Apr 20
ACTSat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
South AustraliaSat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Apr 20Regional Holiday
BelizeSat, Apr 20National Holiday
ChileSat, Apr 20National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Apr 20National Holiday
FijiSat, Apr 20National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Apr 20National Holiday
HondurasSat, Apr 20National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Apr 20National Holiday
MacauSat, Apr 20National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Apr 20Government Holiday
Papua New GuineaSat, Apr 20National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Apr 20National Holiday
SamoaSat, Apr 20National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Apr 20National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Apr 20National Holiday
2018 Various Mar 31
Australia Mar 31
ACTSat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
South AustraliaSat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Mar 31Regional Holiday
BelizeSat, Mar 31National Holiday
ChileSat, Mar 31National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Mar 31National Holiday
FijiSat, Mar 31National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Mar 31National Holiday
HondurasSat, Mar 31National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Mar 31National Holiday
MacauSat, Mar 31National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Mar 31Government Holiday
Papua New GuineaSat, Mar 31National Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Mar 31National Holiday
SamoaSat, Mar 31National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Mar 31National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Mar 31National Holiday
2017 Various Apr 15
Australia Apr 15
ACTSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
South AustraliaSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
BelizeSat, Apr 15National Holiday
ChileSat, Apr 15National Holiday
El SalvadorSat, Apr 15National Holiday
FijiSat, Apr 15National Holiday
GuatemalaSat, Apr 15National Holiday
HondurasSat, Apr 15National Holiday
Hong KongSat, Apr 15National Holiday
IndiaSat, Apr 15Regional Holiday
MacauSat, Apr 15National Holiday
NicaraguaSat, Apr 15Government Holiday
PhilippinesSat, Apr 15National Holiday
ZambiaSat, Apr 15National Holiday
ZimbabweSat, Apr 15National Holiday
  Summary
Day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week. Commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb
  Which countries observe Easter Saturday in 2020?
Australia  AustraliaApr 11Regional Holiday
Belize  BelizeApr 11National Holiday
Chile  ChileApr 11National Holiday
El Salvador  El SalvadorApr 11National Holiday
Fiji  FijiApr 11National Holiday
Guatemala  GuatemalaApr 11National Holiday
Honduras  HondurasApr 11National Holiday
Hong Kong  Hong KongApr 11National Holiday
Macau  MacauApr 11National Holiday
Nicaragua  NicaraguaApr 11Government Holiday
Papua New Guinea  Papua New GuineaApr 11National Holiday
Philippines  PhilippinesApr 11National Holiday
Samoa  SamoaApr 11National Holiday
Seychelles  SeychellesApr 11National Holiday
Zambia  ZambiaApr 11National Holiday

When is Easter Saturday?

Holy Saturday is the day after Good Friday and may also be known as Easter Saturday, Black Saturday, White Saturday or Easter Eve.

Note that Easter Saturday can refer to the Saturday after Easter Sunday.

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and in the Western church, it can fall between March 21st and April 24th.

History of Easter Saturday

This day, sometimes known as the Eve of Easter, marks the full day when Jesus' body lay in the tomb after his crucifixion on Good Friday and before his resurrection on Easter Sunday.

It was a popular day for baptisms. Because of the solemnity of the day, few services are held on this day. However, rituals that can help with salvation for the dying such as baptism were allowed.

An Easter Vigil often takes place in the evening of Holy Saturday. Sometimes known as Paschal Vigil, this service is held as a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Vigil often begins with the church into darkness; all candles are put out on Maundy Thursday. 

The minister enters the church, bearing a Paschal candle (a special candle that symbolizes the body of Jesus), accompanied by the chant "The light of Christ" to which the assembly responds "Thanks be to God". After blessing the Paschal candle, the rest of the candles in the church are then lit from the Paschal candle, and the church is illuminated by light.


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