Easter Monday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a public holiday. Easter Monday in the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week.

In Australia, people enjoy outdoor sporting events, such as the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival in South Australia, Australian Three Peaks Race in Tasmania and the Stawell Gift in Victoria.

(The Stawell Gift is Australia’s oldest and richest short distance running race. The race is run on grass over 120 metres up a slight gradient. Competitors are handicapped according to their form, with each competitor “marked” by between 0 m and 10 m to theoretically reach the finish line at the same time.)