Key holiday in Christian world is celebrated on April 17 and is called Easter. This is the main event among believers. Children are looking forward to Easter coming. Holiday is associated with fun games, sweet treats, flying kites.
According to biblical tests day Jesus Christ rose after death on the cross at Calvary. This happened on the third day after the martyr was declared dead. Sunday that precedes Easter is called Palm Sunday. Christians congratulate believers by giving willow sprout, symbolized palm tree branches inhabitants of Jerusalem greeted arrival of Christ with.
How to Celebrate
Time of Easter is different for Orthodox Christians and Catholics (calendar differences).
- Customary to paint eggs (new life symbol) in light pastel colors: blue, pink, lilac. These are spring shades. Often shell is painted in burgundy color considered traditional.
- Bake cakes, chocolate desserts (German tradition), give spring flowers (daffodils).
- Celebration begins on Saturday night. Divine services are held in churches, liturgy is going on.
40 days preceding Easter are Great Lent (purification, observance of church regulations). It’s time of preparation for Easter celebration. Lent is coming to end.
When is Easter celebrated in 2022?
Easter is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on the first Sunday after a full moon after March.