Easter Day – Date, History, Importance & Celebration

A Holy festival “easter day“, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A Christian festival celebrated by churches around the world.

Easter Day – Date, History, Importance & CelebrationEaster Day

Easter Day Date Facts

Easter 2019 Date: Sunday, April 21

Easter 2020 Date: Sunday, April 12

Easter 2021 Date: Sunday, April 4

However, the festival falls on a different date each year. Dates are not fixed usually it is celebrated on the first Sunday on a full moon day after the March.

Easter Day History

The History behind the festival lies in the New Testament of the Bible, which narrates how Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities because he claimed to be the “Son of God”. Then he was sentenced to death by the Roman emperor by crucifixion. Easter concludes the “Passion of Christ”, which begins with a 40 day span of fasting – Lent and is concluded by the Holy Week. Last three days of his resurrection later mark the occasion of Easter. A celebration of Jesus’s last supper on Holy Thursday and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday is a part of the Holy Week which ends on Easter Sunday.

Easter Day Importance & Celebration

Celebrated is several ways all across the globe. Christians wearing new clothes and go to church. Celebrate with special church services, lighting candles, music, flowers and the ringing of church bells. On Easter Sunday morning a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers chocolate and candy eggs to children. A basket full of candies is given to children know as ‘Easter basket’. Greeting cards, chocolate-filled eggs or brightly painted eggs with sweets inside are common gifts exchanged on Easter. Lilies, tulips and Easter Bunny are also given as gifts.

The celebrations also include traditional Easter eggs (believed that eggs represented fertility and birth) which are decorated and filled with gifts are hidden for children to hunt them. People decorate their houses with small leafless trees or branches. Historical roots of an Easter dinner sacrifices, animal and mostly lamb is served. Meal also includes eggs, ham, cheeses, bread and sweet that have been blessed for the occasion.

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