This religious holiday marks the end of the Lenten season and is the first day of a long holiday weekend which includes the following Monday after Easter Sunday. On this holy day most Bahamians attend church services and serve fish as their main meal of the day.
This holiday marks the beginning of the beach picnicking season for Bahamians. There are also many cookouts in public parks on the Nassau waterfront; homecomings and regattas are held in some Out Islands.
This two-day fundraiser starts on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church. All other churches on the island are invited to participate, in addition to national performers. Easter will be celebrated in a concert of music, with gospel bands and liturgical dance groups.
On Easter Monday, there is a church fair at Dannenberg Beach, starting at 11:00 am. There will be delicious Bahamian food and drinks on sale (no alcohol), Junkanoo, a Kamalami Boat race, games and lots of beach fun for the entire family.