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Easter in Antigua

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Easter in Antigua

Hi- we are first timers to Antigua and visiting for 6 days including Easter. Are there any interesting celebrations or traditions going on at Easter? Also, it sounds like Easter Monday is a holiday. Are things closed or is it pretty much business as usual-grocery store, restaurant, etc? Thank you for any advice!

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1. Re: Easter in Antigua

Hi -- I have not been there on Easter but the past two years we have been there the week leading up to Easter. Not sure if you will be there on Good Friday. We did find that on Good Friday some businesses were closed and many restaurants/stores did not serve or sell alcohol. I am sure one of the experts can advise if that is an island-wide religious practice on that day, but it was our experience in the places we stopped in. It was not a problem at all for us (and we certainly respected it!) but just something we hadn't known about ahead of time. Enjoy your trip -- you will love Antigua!

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2. Re: Easter in Antigua

Absolutely right, alcohol is not sold in stores or served until 6pm on Good Friday - other than in resorts. Both Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays, and are widely observed. You'll find there will also be political rallies going on, especially on Fort James and Ffryes beaches, which can be pretty noisy! It's a big beach weekend for Antiguans, so many of the other popular beaches will be busy as well.

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Easter Monday there will be an International Kite Flying Festival at Devil's Bridge, 9-5. See Antiguanice.com for more info.

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thanks for the info, its very helpful! looks like it will be an interesting weekend!

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