This Year, In 2023, When Our World Seems So Challenging And Uncertain, I Pray That You Feel The Peace And Love Of God At Easter! Happy Easter All❞
Another significant holiday for Christians is Easter. Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday or Pasch, is a holiday and festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This day occurs three days after the Romans crucified him at Calvary, according to the New Testament. This holiday, which also signifies the end of Christ's Passion, precedes Lent, the 40-day period of fasting, repentance, and prayer. During Easter, the festival of the rebirth of life and living, Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are a major attraction.
Days like Maundy Thursday and the Easter Triduum occur during the holy week or the week leading up to Easter. The first Sunday of the Pascha season is typically when people celebrate Easter, which is a mobile feast. It is connected to the Jewish holiday of Passover as well. The Christian community has a very diverse range of Easter customs. Some people participate in sunrise services, decorate Easter eggs, and exchange Paschal greetings. some people concentrate on Easter Parades.
Easter falls between the end of March and the end of April on average, though the dates vary from year to year. Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon of spring, which begins on March 21. Easter is calculated slightly differently by the Eastern Orthodox churches, which follow a different calendar, and they typically observe Easter a day or two earlier or later.
During Holy Week, there are religious processions in many nations, and Christians who practice their faith attend special church prayers. To celebrate the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, many churches bless palm branches on Palm Sunday, and participants lay them on the ground as they march. On Maundy Thursday, Christians around the world participate in Communion, a time when they share bread and wine, to commemorate the Last Supper. Good Friday is typically observed as a day of fasting, introspection, and mourning.
Easter celebrations often include eggs. In the past, people used to decorate and paint chicken eggs before giving them as gifts. The traditional Easter eggs are no longer as common as they once were, especially among young people. In order for kids to find them during an Easter egg hunt, they are frequently hidden around the house and garden.
In most countries, the name for Easter is derived from the word Passover. In French it is Paques; in Spanish, Pascua, and in Italian, Pasqua. The word ‘Easter’ comes from the name for an Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess, Eostre, who was celebrated in Spring. In Germany, the festival is called Ostern because there the goddess is named Ostara. The association of eggs with Easter is very ancient and the origins are not clear. But eggs – and rabbits – are thought to be symbols of new life at springtime and Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the new life or fresh start that people receive when they become Christians.
The term "Easter" is derived from the word "Passover" in the majority of nations. It is known as Paques in French, Pascua in Spanish, and Pasqua in Italian. The name of the spring-festival-honored Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre is where the word "Easter" originates. Because the goddess there is called Ostara, the festival is known as Ostern in Germany. The origins of the very old custom of relating eggs to Easter are unknown. However, Easter is the celebration of Jesus' resurrection and the new life or fresh start that people receive when they become Christians. Eggs and rabbits are thought to be symbols of new life during the springtime.