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Easter Monday in 2014 is on April 21. In the Catholic Church the Easter Monday is a holiday devoted to the second Easter. However, here is another passage in the Bible is used, which tells the resurrection of Jesus from the perspective of the Emmaus disciples . Strictly speaking, the Monday is thus the continuation of Easter and thus – liturgical – only partly to be expected as a separate day. Biblical history is anchored on Easter Sunday and not on Easter Monday : “… and this is already the third day … ” .

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is not a federal holiday in the United States of America (USA). Some Easter traditions continue on the Easter Monday, such as the egg rolling race at the White House. By introducing a second holiday own customs could arise in the German-speaking countries for the Easter Monday . Thus, the Emmaus passage or Emmaus reminds Easter walk to the transition of the two disciples of Christ from Jerusalem to Emmaus, where they met the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth, but they did not recognize . Most of the Emmaus passage begins before the parish church and ended at a chapel.In Traunstein Chiemgau of Swords Dance and Georgiritt is celebrated on Easter Monday, in which today symbolically out the winter . In many rural communities in Upper Bavaria the old custom of the paschal field intercourse is still alive. The farmer , accompanied most of all residents , is the rye and Weizensaatfeld , even Winterfeld called from . In addition, have been preserved over the centuries different customs , such as the ” Traditional Remlinger egg and spoon race ” in Remlingen ( Lower Franconia ) or the ” Schönecker egg situation ” in Schönecken (Eifel ) .

The Easter Monday following Easter Sunday , and is thus in the Roman Catholic Church to the frontier days of Holy Week ( Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday ) . These counts up to Maundy Thursday Lent ; Good Friday and Holy Saturday are days of Osterfastens . Therefore, usually only provides the Easter Sunday and Easter Monday the end of fasting dar. In the further course developed from this fact, various celebrations, such as sports competitions and numerous ritual celebrations.