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Easter Day 2020 Special: Why We Celebrate Easter

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Why We Celebrate Easter
Easter 2020

Today’s date is pretty special as far as festivals go. It is Easter today and I am pretty sure that Christians all over the world must have been eagerly awaiting today. Easter is a Christian festival and it is celebrated as it marks the resurrection of Jesus. 

Easter falls on the third day after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ according to the New Testament. The week before Easter is called the Holy Week by Christians and contains the days of the Easter Triduum which begin with Good Friday. 

In many ways, Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover and Christians all over the world have different traditions as to how they celebrate Easter. Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon. 

šŸ’„Importance of Easter:


According to the Bible, Christ’s death occurred sometime around the Jewish Passover which is celebrated on the first full moon following the spring equinox. That 9is the major reason why Christians celebrate Easter on different dates every year.


The date of Easter changes every year though it falls on April 12 this year and there is no doubt that it will be celebrated all over the world. The Easter period starts 46 days before Easter day with Lent on Ash Wednesday.

The day before Easter is called the Holy Saturday.it is the last day of Holy Week and the day before Easter and it helps Christians to prepare for Easter. This day marks the day that Christ’s body lay in the tomb. 

The first easter begins on the night of the Holy Saturday with people eagerly watching towards the Heavens, confident of Christ’s return at midnight.

Compared to the Good Friday, Easter is a joyous occasion and is celebrated as such. Celebrations begin in the late hours of Saturday in churches with a religious service called the Easter Vigil. In terms of non-religious celebrations, the tradition of Easter Eggs is observed. 


The eggs are made of chocolate and are a symbol of fertility and birth and it is the Easter Bunny who delivers them to the kids. The Easter Eggs are a big part of Easter celebration the most common way to include these is by hiding them and conducting a treasure hunt for them. 

The painting of Easter Eggs is also a big part of these celebrations. even though this is enjoyed by all, it is understandable that it is the kids who enjoy this part of easter the most. Easter is a very busy time for Christians and is a major festival for them to celebrate. 

The Easter eggs are representative of new life. Their outside is dead whilst the inside contains new life which is ready to break out. These eggs are an ancient symbol of new life and are a major tradition because they represent Christ’s resurrection in a symbolic form. 

The eggs became popular because Easter marks the end of the Lenten Fast.  Brunches, family get-togethers as well as Easter eggs are all ways how nonreligious Christians celebrate the festival. Easter baskets are also a huge tradition of Easter. 


They are baskets filled with treats, toys and in some cases, small Bible verses are also tucked inside. The Easter Bunny is also a well-known and a major part of the Easter traditions. Since it falls in spring, in many parts of the world, Easter is considered a celebration of new life. People plant new plants and saplings to celebrate life. 

For the more religious, Sunday Schools offer education to children on the significance of the festival. Nd there are also special Easter services held. A special section of the Bible telling stories related to Easter is also readout. 

One Easter activity is to get the family together and write your sins on a piece of paper. After writing them down, everyone can burn their papers. This can cause a positive effect and is symbolic of destroying your sins.

Even though everyone has different ways of celebrating Easter, one thing is common in all Christian denominations; that Easter is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It is a very joyous holiday and people take the chance to celebrate with their loved ones by holding small get-togethers and brunches.

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