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Easter Festival 2022

Easter festival is celebrated across the world. In Latin Easter is known as Pascha. This festival is celebrated every year but the date of the festival is not fixed. In 2021, it was on 17 April. This festival is celebrated on Sunday following the first full moon, the paschal full moon, after the vernal equinox.  Let’s know complete details about this festival.

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Know-how and why easter festival is celebrated?

It is believed that the meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. The Easter festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is considered a rebirth of Christianity. People believe that Jesus, the son of God died for the wrongdoing of everyone and then returned to life three days to defeat evil and death. Interestingly the week leading up to Easter is called The Holy Week or Passion Week and includes Palm Sunday. Monday and Good Friday.

Easter follows a period of fasting called lent in the religion and this many churches set aside time for repentance and remembrance. This fasting begins with Wednesday and ends on Friday which is better known as Good Friday. No doubt Easter is a very important and significant festival of Christian people and it is said that it is the foundation of the Christian faith.

The son of God, Jesus has given the gift of eternal life in heaven for those people who believe in his death and resurrection.

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When did Easter start?

Some Christian started celebrating it on the nearest Sunday to the Passover as Jesus actually arose on Sunday. According to some people, the pope should continue to be based on timing of resurrection during Passover. Some also believe that Lord rose on Sunday and so this day had been set aside as the Lord’s Day. This was the only possible day to celebrate his resurrection. 

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Importance of Easter celebration.

Constantine wanted that Christianity should be celebrated from Judaism and it should not be celebrated on the Jewish Passover. Due to this, the council of Nicea accordingly required the feast of the resurrection to be celebrated on Sunday.  Easter eggs and Easter Bunny are both symbols of fertility, holdovers from the feast of Eostara. Other symbols include the pagan joy in the rising sun of spring which coincides with Christians joy in the rising Jesus., candles in the churches were lightened which corresponds to pagan fires.

Hopefully, now you may have understood all about the Easter festival. 

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