Fascinating Facts About Easter

When And How Is Easter Celebrated?

Easter is one of the most important Christian festivals and is celebrated by many people across the world. Easter can be celebrated anytime between March 22 and April 25, as it is based on the lunar calendar. Easter falls on a Sunday after the first full moon following March 21. This year Easter will be celebrated on March 31.

Also read, Easter Traditions Around The World

What is Good Friday celebrated for?

Easter celebrations take place on multiple days, each remembering a particular event in Jesus’ life. On Good Friday, Christians remember the day that. Jesus was crucified and died on a wooden cross. Good Friday is a day of mourning in the Church.

When Is Easter Sunday And How Is Easter’s Date Determined?

After his death, Jesus was buried in a tomb and a massive boulder was placed in front of it. His tomb was heavily guarded by Roman troops. Two days later (on the Sunday), Jesus’ tomb was visited by a woman called Mary Magdalene and some of his followers. To their amazement, they found the boulder pushed away and the tomb empty. Later that day, they found Jesus alive, and realised that God had brought him back to life. This is why Christians celebrate Easter Sunday.

Popular Easter Traditions

When we think of Easter, we immediately think about eggs, more specifically chocolate eggs! But do you know how eggs came to be associated with Easter?

Early Christians in the region then known as Mesopotamia would exchange chicken eggs with one another as a symbol of the day Jesus was reborn. Eggs represent new life when Jesus rose from the dead which is why the symbol is used to mark the occasion. It is also believed that the tradition of chocolate eggs started in France and Germany in the 19th century.

The Easter bunny is also a very important symbol of Easter. Many people believe that the tradition of the Easter bunny started in Germany.

Did You Know?

Mesopotamia is now the region of Iraq and Syria.

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