image: title

British Life & Culture

Special Events and Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

Follow me on Twitter
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec
British Culture homepage
Easter Facts
What is Easter ?
Easter Dates
Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Day in England
Around the World
English pancake recipe
Ash Wednesday
Mothering Sunday
Holy Week
Palm Sunday
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Easter Day
Easter Monday
Easter Customs
Easter Eggs
Easter Food
Unusual Events
Easter Superstitions
Easter Recipes
Pancake recipe
Simnel Cake Recipe
Easter Activities
Easter Quiz
Teaching Resources

This site uses cookies. See our Cookie Policy for information
Holy Week
Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England

When is Holy Week?

Holy Week is the week before Easter, commemorating events in the last days of Jesus' life on Earth. It begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Monday.

Holy Week starts on Sunday 13 April 2014

Special Days in Holy Week.


Palm Sunday
The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It celebrates Jesus' triumphal arrival in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Passover.


Holy Thursday
Stained glass window(Maundy Thursday),
Last Supper and the betrayal by Judas. During the meal Jesus took bread and wine and shared them with his disciples.

The Last Supper was probably a Passover meal – the meal which Jewish people share together to celebrate the time when God delivered Moses and the people from slavery in Egypt.


Good Friday (Holy Friday), the arrest, trial, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus Christ. On Good Friday, Christians remember the day when Jesus was crucified on a cross.


Holy Saturday, the Sabbath on which Jesus rested in the grave.

Holy Saturday is also known as Easter Even and the Great Sabbath.


last pagenext page


back to the topLearn about England and the other countries in Britain
from the children who live in there


email© Copyright - please read
All the materials on these pages are free for homework and classroom use only. You may not redistribute, sell or place the content of this page on any other website or blog without written permission from the Mandy Barrow.

Follow Project BritainTwitterFollow Mandy Barrow on TwitterGoogle Plus

Facts and information about LondonBritish Royal FamilyVirtual Tour of the Thames

Special facts and information about each month of the yearInformation on Britain and the UK for Kids of all agesBritish History

© Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013

Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and 
are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.