Easter is a Christian holiday which is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians. The day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ which occurred the 3rd day after he was crucified on the cross. Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose after three days on Sunday. His resurrection proved that he was the son of God.
Easter is not celebrated on a fixed day. It can occur anytime from March 22 to April 25. It generally falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following March 21. The date varies each year because it is based on the lunar calendar and the position of the moon. It is the oldest Christian holiday.
Fast Facts: –
- The name has been derived from the name of a goddess named Eastre.
- The first Easter basket looked like a bird’s nest and eggs were placed inside.
- The death of Jesus Christ symbolized that he died for our sins.
- Judas Iscariot was the man who betrayed Jesus that led to his crucifixion.
- During communion, the wine symbolizes Jesus’ blood and the bread symbolizes his body.
- White lilies are associated with this celebration as they symbolize resurrection.
- The practice of egg painting on this day is known as Pysanka.
- It is the second biggest holiday for the sale of candy after Halloween.
- The Easter Bunny originated in Germany and the tradition was taken to the USA in the 18th century.
- Every country has its own different way of celebrating the day, like in Sweden they have Easter Wizard instead of Bunny.
- Main symbols of the celebration are rabbits, eggs, baskets, nests, the cross, white lilies etc.
- London hosted the world’s biggest ever Easter egg hunt in 2012.
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