The fifty days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday (19 May) are celebrated in joy and exultation as one feast day, (as one 'great Sunday'.) These are the days above all others in which the Alleluia is sung. The Sundays of this time are considered to be Sundays of Easter.  GNYLC22-24

The celebration of the octave of Easter is most important: these days rank more highly than Solemnities. The first Solemnity after Easter we will celebrate this year is the Annunciation of the Lord on Monday 8 April 2024.

Photo on slider: Sunrise on the Hump Ridge track, Southland by Stuart Henrys.