What Is Easter And Why Is It Celebrated?

| April 1 , 2018 , 13:58 IST

Easter is a special festival for Christians across the world. While Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ, Good Friday marks the day Christ was crucified leading to his death. According to Christianity, Jesus was resurrected i.e. raised from the dead on Easter Sunday. Easter is observed on the third day after the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ.

Easter marks the return of Christ who according to Christianity gave up his life for the sins of humanity. The resurrection is an important aspect of Christianity as it proves him to be the son of almighty God who before ascending to heavens not just defeated evil, but death as well.

Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the spring equinox. This is the reason that unlike Christmas, the dates of Easter are not fixed and keep changing. As per Christianity, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ took place during the Jewish festival of Passover that commemorates the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses.

Easter Eggs

Eggs have traditionally been associated with Easter. It is believed that Easter eggs represent Jesus' resurrection. The outside of the egg looks dead, but inside there is a new life, which is going to break out.


Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny is a recent tradition that began in Europe around two centuries ago. Easter Bunny can be compared to Santa Claus. Just like Santa Claus, Easter bunny too brings chocolates for boys and girls who have been good. 

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