The day after Easter Sunday is known as Easter Monday. As Easter 2019 will be celebrated on April 21 this year, April 22 will be observed as Easter Monday. In the Western Christian liturgical calendar, it is the second day of Eastertide and in the Byzantine Rite, it is the second day of Bright Week. Primarily, Christian groups like Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics observe the day. Easter Monday is also known as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, and Dyngus Day. Easter Monday is observed with various traditions depending on one’s customs and practices. What is Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday 2019? Know Everything About The Popular Festive Game.
Primarily, it marks the beginning of Easter Week which is a remembrance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is observed by different outdoor processions and egg-rolling competitions. Some wake up their siblings or spouses by pouring buckets of water, hence it is known as Wet Monday. The name Dyngus Day or Dingus Day comes from the polka festival which is observed by the Polish diaspora community, mainly the Polish Americans. Among one of the rituals are boys and girls spanking each other with pussy willow. Door-to-door processions are also held with some dressing up as bears. Easter Sunday 2019 Date: Significance, History and Celebrations of Holy Week Related to the Christian Observance.
It is believed that on Eater Monday, Christ appeared on Earth after the resurrection. Some say that Jesus stayed on Earth for 40 days after rising from the dead. Bible says that he appeared his disciples after the resurrection. In Roman Catholics, Easter Monday marks the beginning of the Easter Octave where people take baptism representing new life. Easter eggs games are also held on this day. However, the Bible doesn’t make mention on Eater Monday and over the years, the day is observed following different customs and practices. While Good Friday and Easter are bank holidays in many countries, Easter Monday is not a holiday.