Easter Monday

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a national holiday in many countries. In some places it is called Ball Monday.

Egg rolling races are held in many counties including Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. There is a big race held on the lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. and sometimes even the President takes part! Eggs are rolled down a hill or slope. The first one to reach the bottom unbroken is the winner.

To make your egg easier to spot you can dye them different colours.

In Hungary, Easter Monday is called Ducking Monday. This is because there is a very old tradition that young men would duck or dip their wife or girlfriend in a pond!!!

In medieval England, people would not work on Easter Monday or the Tuesday either and it was called 'Hocktide'.