When is Easter 2022? The date of Easter weekend next year and when schools in Leeds break up for the spring holidays

This is when Easter weekend will fall next year- and when the kids break up from school.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 4:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 11:55 am

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This is when Easter weekend and the spring school holidays will fall next year. Photo: Steve Riding

Please note that academies, free schools, foundation schools and faith schools set their own term dates which may not be the same as those seen below.

You can check if your school follows the dates listed below on the GOV.UK website.

When is Easter weekend next year?

In 2022, Easter Sunday will fall on 17 April.

Good Friday will be on 15 April, with Easter Monday on 18 April.

Both of these dates are bank holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Why does the date of Easter change each year?

The date of Easter Sunday changes each year because the date of Easter is determined by the Jewish calendar.

The Jewish calendar is based on lunar cycles, and a lunar year has about 354 days, unlike a solar year which has just over 365 days.

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon that occurs after the spring equinox.

The date of Easter can change because the Paschal full moon can fall on various days in different time zones.

When are the Easter school holidays?

The Easter holidays start on Monday 4 April and end on Monday 18 April.

Kids break up from school for the Easter holidays on Friday 25 February.

When does the summer term start?

The summer term starts on Tuesday April 19.

The first half of the term runs till Friday 27 May, before kids break up for the summer half term.

When is the summer half term?

The summer half term starts on Monday 30 May and ends on Friday 3 June.

Kids return to school on Monday 6 June.

When are the six week holidays?

The six week holidays start on Wednesday 27 July.

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