When is Easter 2023 and when are the Easter holidays this year?

Easter basked with bunny and eggs
Eggs-cited for Easter already? The supermarkets are, at least! (Picture: Getty)

Christmas might have just been a few weeks ago, but sometimes it’s nice to look ahead to the next celebration.

Especially if it involves chocolate – and if the supermarkets are already getting in on the fun, we can start counting down to Easter too.

Easter will be the next major celebration for Christians, and it’ll be the next time people in England, Scotland and Wales get a bank holiday (Northern Ireland sneak one in earlier for St Patrick’s Day).

So, when can we look forward to chocolate egg season and a long weekend?

When is Easter 2023 and the Easter bank holidays?

Good Friday comes a week earlier than we saw last year.

The Easter 2023 holiday dates and bank holidays are as follows:

  • Good Friday (bank holiday) – Friday, April 7
  • Holy Saturday – Saturday, April 8
  • Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 9
  • Easter Monday (bank holiday) – Monday, April 10
Easter Holidays
Any excuse for chocolate (Picture: Getty Images)

When are the 2023 Easter school holidays?

In England and Wales, most schools will break for Easter from Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 14.

To check the exact term dates for your school in Wales and England you can enter your postcode on the government website.

The two-week break in Scotland also runs from Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 14 2023 and you can check your school dates on the Scottish government website.

And in Northern Ireland, schools will close for a week from Thursday, April 6 until Friday, April 14, 2023.

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