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Easter Monday in Gambia
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Easter Holiday:

Date: Monday 2 April, 2018 See also   HERE 

This is a Christian holiday and is a public bank holiday when all government offices are closed. It is celebrated the day following Easter Sunday. Like in other parts of the world the Gambia's Catholic community would attend mass.

Customs include egg rolling competitions and, splashing people with water which traditionally had been blessed with holy water the day before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home to bless the house and food. The custom of dowsing people with water is an ancient spring rite of cleansing, purification, and fertility.

Easter is on a different date each year according to the Northern Vernal Equinox, and the phases of the moon.

Note: No guarantees are given as to the accuracy of the dates above.


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