Easter is a Christian festival which is celebrated in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year Easter will be celebrated on April 12 across the world. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Easter is celebrated after three days of Jesus crucifixion. Easter concludes the “Passion of Christ”, which starts with 40 days period of fasting and is concluded by the Holy week. The week leading to Easter is known as “Holy Week”. Christians observe the days as Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
History of the day
The story behind Easter lies in the New Testament of the Bible which tells that how Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities for claiming himself to be the “Son of God”. For which he was sentenced to death by the Roman emperor by crucifixion. After the three days of his resurrection marks the occasion of Easter.
Easter is celebrated as the joyous occasion and the Sunday prior to it called Palm Sunday which marks the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem. Various churches begin their celebration in the late evening of Saturday. Whereas non–religious celebrations marks the tradition of Easter eggs, which represents the fertility and birth, and Easter bunny delivers chocolates and sweets to kids on the Sunday morning of Easter.
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