Easter Monday – Here’s What to Expect from the Non-Federal Holiday
Easter Monday, April 5, 2021. Some people take off the day after Easter. (Sunday, April 4) Since Easter is not considered a federal holiday, many take the day off the next day and some even have activities going on.
At the White House the traditional Easter egg rolling races are held. This is a big race held on the lawn of the White House in Washington DC. It was first hosted by the First Lady in 2007, and sometimes even the President gets in on the fun. As you would expect eggs are rolled down a hill or a slope. Other activities and entertainment coincide with the event.
There's actually a White House Easter egg collection, i.e., a decorated egg that is received from each state. According to timeanddate.com:
Artists from across the United States created decorated eggs that represent each state and the District of Columbia.
This event is sponsored by The American Egg Board. Selected Easter eggs are presented to the First Lady by vote from the participating artists.
There's not much celebration of this day across the country although North Dakota actually cancels school on the Monday following Easter. In North Carolina it was a public holiday for many years dating back to 1935 and ending in 1987.
Some Polish-influenced citizens celebrate the day but they're also honoring Dyngus Day. On the website Dyngusday.com it explains the special day.
"Dyngus Day, the annual post-Lenten bash, attracts tens of thousands to Buffalo, New York to celebrate spring, show Polish pride, flirt with pussy willows and listen to the best polka bands in the nation."
According to the website, Buffalo is "The Dyngus Capital of the World!"
So whether you're celebrating Easter Monday or Dyngus Day on April 5th, enjoy!