It’s Easter Sunday! Happy Easter!!!
The History of Easter
Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate it on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, it is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year.
Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.
Table of the dates of Easter
The WCC presented comparative data of the relationships:
1. Astronomical Easter is the first Sunday after the Astronomical full moon, referred to the meridian of Jerusalem.
2. Passover commences at sunset preceding the date indicated.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar.
Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb.
Where did the EASTER BUNNY come from? Where did the “giving of jewel encrusted eggs during easter” started? Is there such an Easter Fox or Rooster?! Find out by watching the video below: