Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D.
Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times.
Have you ever heard about Easter? What is the meaning of Easter? Why it is celebrated? Easter 2020 occurs on Sunday, April 12. However, Easter falls on a different date each year.
It is said that the meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. The festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is considered as a rebirth of Christianity. People believe that Jesus, the son of God, died for everyone’s wrong-doings and then came back to life three days later to defeat death and evil.
The week leading up to Easter is known as The Holy Week or Passion Week and includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Easter follows a period of fasting known as Lent, in which many churches set aside time for repentance and remembrance. Lent fasting begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday which is the day of Jesus’crucifixion.
Easter is very significant date within Christianity and is said as the foundation of Christian faith. The son of God Jesus, fulfilled prophecy and through his death, has given the gift of eternal life in heaven to those who believe in his death and resurrection.
Others believed that the 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.
Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny are both fertility symbols, 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 Son of God, candles in the churches were lightened which corresponds to the pagan of bonfires. Even on this day the symbol of the cross and images of Jesus Christ, through paintings or statues are remembered.
The story of Easter makes up a fundamental aspect of Christian theology. While Good Friday marks Jesus’s crucifixion, Easter Sunday is a day for Christians to celebrate his resurrection. Following Jesus’s arrest and crucifixion, he was buried in a tomb. While the next part of the story varies according to different accounts, most follow the theme of female followers of Jesus going to visit the tomb and finding the stone rolled away from the opening with Jesus’s body missing. Jesus went on to appear to his followers several times before his ascension into heaven. The resurrection of Christ is an important part of Christian belief because of its association with salvation.
Countries all over the world celebrate the holiday differently. Italy holds reenactments of the Easter story held in public squares. Cyprus holds bonfires in the yards of schools and churches. In Germany, eggs are set in trees, called Easter egg trees, similar to the Christmas tree.
The Czech Republic and Slovakia have several unique Easter traditions. A big part of Jamaican celebration is to eat spiced bun that may contain raises with cheese. In Scandinavian countries like Norway, celebrators ski and relax at cabins in the mountains.
Some areas may features children in costumes going door to door for candy or flowers. Many Nordic countries include salmon or another type of fish with the feast.
The symbols of easter is Easter bunny, that is a result of folkloric tradition, is a tradition that originated with pagan spring festivals that celebrated fertility. Easter egg hunts feature eggs hidden by the mythical Easter bunny, which may contain candy or other prizes.
Based on that idea, we craft an Easter bunny popup greeting card, you can use this cards like the eggs for the kids, they will find something amazing when opening the card and see the bunny lies in the colorful egg.
Send these popup cards to everyone and wish them Happy Easter.
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