Easter also called as Resurrection Sunday, is a festival of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus From dead [The resurrection of Jesus is the Christian religious belief that, after being put to death, Jesus rose again from the dead.] This is described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial.
Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week” as it contains the days of the Easter Triduum [It is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Holy Thursday and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday.]
Easter Triduum includes Maundy Thursday (Fifth day of the Holy Week), respondLast Supper (the final meal that Jesus shared with his Apostles) and the Good Friday (crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ).
Also known as Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursdays of Mysteries. The date of the Holy Thursday is always between 19th March and 22nd April inclusive, but these dates fall on different days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturigically.
The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.
Also known as Holy Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
When is Easter Sunday?
The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. In 2017 it is on 16th April.
What do people do on Easter Sunday?
Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday,which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Candles are used in churches all over the world to start the Easter Day Midnight celebrations. Candles help Christians to remember Jesus is the light of the world and that when he rose to life on Easter Day he got rid of the darkness of evil.
In some churches, the service starts in darkness. Then candles are lit. When a candle is lit the Priest says ‘Christ is risen!’ and the congreresponds’He has risen Indeed!’. In Greece, fireworks are often used to start the service.
Lots of Christians also go to sunrise services held early in the morning to celebrate the start of Easter day.
Easter Eggs are normally given out on Easter Day.After Easter day 🙂 another great day is coming ” Father’s day 2017” on 18th of june.