Easter is a key holiday in the Christian world celebrated on April 17. This is the main event among believers. Children look forward to Easter. The holiday is associated with fun games, sweet treats, and flying kites.
According to biblical texts, Jesus Christ rose after his death on the cross at Calvary. This happened on the third day after he was declared dead. The Sunday that precedes Easter is called Palm Sunday. Christians congratulate believers by giving them a willow sprout, symbolizing the palm tree branches inhabitants of Jerusalem greeted Christ with.
How to take part
Easter is different for Orthodox Christians and Catholics (calendar differences).
- It is customary to paint eggs (symbol of new life) in light pastel colors: blue, pink, and lilac. These are spring shades. Often the shell is painted in the traditional burgundy.
- Bake cakes and chocolate desserts (a German tradition), give spring flowers (daffodils).
- The celebration begins on Saturday night. Divine services are held in churches.
The 40 days preceding Easter are Great Lent (purification, observance of church regulations). It is time to prepare for the Easter celebration.
When is Easter celebrated in 2023?
Easter is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on the first Sunday after a full moon after March.