When Is Holy Saturday?

Find the Date of Holy Saturday in This and Other Years

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What Is Holy Saturday?

Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, is one of the days of the Easter Triduum, the period during which Christians commemorate Christ's Passion and Resurrection. There is no Mass offered for Holy Saturday, which is a solemn period of preparation (and, in times past, a day of fasting) for the Easter Vigil, the Mass offered after sundown on Holy Saturday that marks the beginning of the celebration of Easter Sunday.

How Is the Date of Holy Saturday Determined?

Since Holy Saturday depends on the date of Easter (see When Is Easter?), and Easter is a moveable feast (see How Is the Date of Easter Calculated?), the date of Holy Saturday changes every year.

When Is Holy Saturday This Year?

Here is the date of Holy Saturday this year:

  • Holy Saturday 2017: April 15, 2017

When Is Holy Saturday in Future Years?

Here are the dates of Holy Saturday next year and in future years:

  • Holy Saturday 2018: March 31, 2018
  • Holy Saturday 2019: April 20, 2019
  • Holy Saturday 2020: April 11, 2020
  • Holy Saturday 2021: April 3, 2021
  • Holy Saturday 2022: April 16, 2022
  • Holy Saturday 2023: April 8, 2023
  • Holy Saturday 2024: March 30, 2024
  • Holy Saturday 2025: April 19, 2025
  • Holy Saturday 2026: April 4, 2026
  • Holy Saturday 2027: March 27, 2027
  • Holy Saturday 2028: April 15, 2028
  • Holy Saturday 2029: March 31, 2029
  • Holy Saturday 2030: April 20, 2030

    When Was Holy Saturday in Previous Years?

    Here are the dates when Holy Saturday fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

    • Holy Saturday 2007: April 7, 2007
    • Holy Saturday 2008: March 22, 2008
    • Holy Saturday 2009: April 11, 2009
    • Holy Saturday 2010: April 3, 2010
    • Holy Saturday 2011: April 23, 2011
    • Holy Saturday 2012: April 7, 2012
    • Holy Saturday 2013: March 30, 2013
    • Holy Saturday 2014: April 19, 2014
    • Holy Saturday 2015: April 4, 2015
    • Holy Saturday 2016: March 26, 2016

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