Right after the Easter Sunday, people get a chance to celebrate the Easter Monday. The day is not a public holiday or federally approved holiday in the US. An event of racing of rolling eggs is organized on the White House premises.
Typical Celebration of The American on Easter Monday
The first thing is the race of egg rolling in the White House of the US. The race takes place on the green ground of the president’s residence in Washington. Sometimes, the president increases the value of the race by attending there. The most renowned appearance of the president during the race was in 2007 by George W. Bush and the First lady. The event is quite interesting as all the eggs brought by the participant are thrown from a sloppy hill. Slowly, the rolling eggs reach to the families and recipient.
The relation of Easter Monday and the White House started in 1994. People from all the states used to send eggs for display purpose there. These eggs were bearing the glory and traditional symbols of every state, including the District of Columbia. The decoration was done by some prominent artists. A prize is given to honor the best artists among them. The Egg Board of America collects the vote and rewards the winner.
Life in Public
Easter Monday is held without any type of announcement of holiday in the states. There is no noticeable change in the transit system of Public. Their schedule remains the same.
North Dakota is famous for observing the day largely. Otherwise, the other states do not arrange big events or formality. Some schools remain closed on this day. Since 1935 to the year 1987, the North Carolina observed the day as an off-day. A Polish-dominated area like Chicago observes the day naming “Dyngus Day”.
Background of The Easter Monday
The background is quite similar to the Easter Sunday. People who believe in the resurrection of the Jesus Christ, observes these two consecutive days. Eggs bear the memory of natural rebirth. As the day comes up during the spring, there is a festive vibe in everywhere. The land’s fertility as well as the rebirth of nature let the day to be more colorful.
Pagan believers, mostly observe the day for celebrating natural rebirth. But the Christian believers remember the day of the Crucifixion and the resurrection incidence of the Jesus Christ. There is a close relation between the Pagan’s believing in natural rebirth and Christian’s belief of Jesus’s resurrection. Both of them bring a wonderful memory of the resurrection and the fertility of all the species.
Signs and Symbols
Easter Monday is symbolized with different signs, including the Cross of Jesus and the Easter bunny. The bunny can be changed due to the difference in the states. A lot of states and people use lambs or hare as the savior of the egg. Some symbols are found in a combined form. There can be a hare and eggs too. These eggs are made of candy, chocolate or plastic. All of these symbols remind the same theme of the nature’s rebirth. According to the Pagan, the nature takes a whole new form in spring. So, they symbolize it for indicating the fertility.
When Is Easter Monday?
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Mon||Apr 5||2010||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 25||2011||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 9||2012||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 1||2013||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 21||2014||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 6||2015||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Mar 28||2016||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 17||2017||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 2||2018||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 22||2019||Easter Monday||Christian|
|Mon||Apr 13||2020||Easter Monday||Christian|
Name in other languages
|Lunes de Pascua||Spanish|
|היום השני של פסחא||Hebrew|