Easter Monday

noun

: the Monday after Easter observed as a legal holiday in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and in North Carolina

Examples of Easter Monday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barca still top La Liga by 11 points but have failed to open up 15 point and 13 point leads over bitter rivals Real Madrid through back-to-back 0-0 draws at home to Girona on Easter Monday and away at Getafe the following Sunday. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Shares in Regal Cinemas-owner Cineworld did not trade on Monday on the London Stock Exchange because of the Easter Monday holiday for the U.K. financial exchange. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2023 Two years later, President Rutherford B. Hayes agreed to open the White House Grounds on Easter Monday to host children looking to roll eggs in the nation's capital. Theara Coleman, The Week, 10 Apr. 2023 But on Easter Monday, 28 months after her gene therapy treatment, Alissa, age 3, died. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2023 But what happens come Easter Monday? Good Housekeeping, 5 Apr. 2023 The festivities on Easter Monday begin at 6 a.m., when the giant pan and all the utensils are brought to the town square. Anna Mindess, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2023 Mid-morning on Easter Monday of 1960, the French composer Jacques Besse, thirty-nine years old, newly homeless and mostly penniless, steps out into the slowly moving traffic at the busy intersection known as Carrefour de l’Odéon, nestled in Paris’s Sixth Arrondissement. Marco Roth, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2023 In some places like South Africa, there's an additional holiday that follows the Sunday celebrations known as Easter Monday. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, 14 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easter Monday was in the 15th century

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“Easter Monday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20Monday. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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