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Easter, also called Pasch or Resurrection Sunday, is an annual festival holiday observed by Christians all over the world to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter was said to be crucified by Romans two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Day or Easter Sunday is the day when Jesus Christ resurrected or came back from the dead. Easter Friday or Good Friday is the day when Jesus was crucified by Romans. The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Sunday is also known as Easter weekend, or Easter Holidays.
Easter is celebrated in different manner in different parts of the world. Common Easter celebration types include decorating Easter eggs, Easter lily, Easter bunnies, decorating churches, making prayers, sharing Easter quotes, Easter wishes, and Easter greetings, Easter parades, egg hunting, Easter gift-giving, etc.
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When is Easter?
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Easter holiday is a moveable festival as it doesn’t fall on the same date every year, but on different dates every year according to the Gregorian or Julian calendars. Easter usually falls on a Sunday between 22 March and 25 April, within about seven days after the astronomical full moon.
Easter 2016 will be celebrated on Sunday, March 27. Check our Easter 2016 Countdown below to keep track of Easter holidays.
Why do we celebrate Easter (History of Easter)
There are many histories and stories behind the celebration of Easter, but the most common one is related to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we mentioned above, it is said that Jesus Christ (Christian God figure) was crucified and killed by Romans accounting him guilty of declaring himself the Jewish royal messiah and provoking others to do the same. The day Jesus died was Friday, and is observed as Good Friday.
It is said that after two days of his death, Jesus rose again from the dead, and so the day is known as the resurrection day or Easter day.
Good Friday 2016
Good Friday is the first day of the Easter weekend. It is celebrated as a Christian religious holiday to remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. It is also known as Black Friday, or Easter Friday.
Good Friday 2016 will be observed on Friday, March 25.