Easter is the spring festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is known as one of the oldest Christian holidays and the most important days of the church year. Every year, the moveable feast is celebrated with a lot of fun, happiness, and flavor all over the globe. With Easter is roaring upon us once again and you must be excited to know about this glorious festive, so, here in our post, we have shared great information about Easter and its celebration. Check it out!!
What is Easter?The occasional event of Easter is one of holiest Christian’s festivals. It is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of god’s son Jesus Christ after the crucifixion. The Easter Day also traditionally remarks the advent of the season of spring after the gloomy months of winter. Like many other festivals, this festivity has also emerged from the ancient pagan roots and thus it is known as an amalgamation of a myriad of Pagan festival, Christian traditions, and Hebrew. The name of festive, Easter itself indicates an offshoot of Eostre, who was the pagan goddess of spring. Easter also incorporates the pagan symbology of fertility in the form of Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny.
Information About Easter Sunday & Easer WeekendThe Easter Weekend consists of Holy Saturday which sometimes referred to as Easter eve or Black Saturday and Easter Sunday which is also called as Resurrection Day or simple Easter. Holy Saturday is celebrated as the last day of lent and also the last day of the holy week when Christians prepare for the festivities of Easter. It celebrates the one full day that body of Jesus Christ laid in the tomb. It should not be confused with Easter Saturday i.e is used to refer to the Easter Saturday in Easter week.
According to the Canonical gospels, Easter Sunday is the day on which Lord Jesus rose again from the grave after his crucifixion on Good Friday. It celebrates his resurrection and most essential festival of the Western Christian year. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy week and also the first day of Easter week as well as the first day of Eastertide.
The Friday preceding Easter weekend, called Good Friday, which is a public holiday in some countries with Christians traditions and the Monday following the Easter weekend is Easter Monday, is also a public holiday in most Christian countries, hence creating an extra long weekend.
Easter Weekend 2017 starts on Saturday, 15th of April, 2017 and ends on Sunday April 16th, 2017.
Easter CelebrationEaster Celebration has always been synonymous with merry-making and entertainment. According to the Christian belief, it is a day of immense joy and celebration to memorialize that Jesus Christ rises. Many Christian worldwide celebrates this auspicious eve with full spirit by attending church services, music, flowers, the ringing of church bells and candlelight. Easter processions are held in some major countries where many towns and villages have scared dramas related to the episodes of Easter story.
Although Easter observes great religious significance, it brings loads of zeal, excitement, and gaiety with it. During the festivity, the family enjoys traditional foods include capretto and agnello, while other meals like salads, ham, sausages, babka, and mazurka or some sweet cakes filled with fruits, honey, and nuts.
It is the fun-filled occasion for children as they think of it as the best time to get brand new spring clothes, and chance to participate in various activities such as Easter egg hunts and decorating eggs. Some kids receive Easter baskets full of snakes, candy, and gifts. Many Christians also exchange bunch of wishes, greetings, and lavish presents with their family members, friends, and relatives.