Easter

Ēastrun- Resurrection Sunday

What is Easter?

Easter is one of the oldest and holiest holidays in Christianity which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each year the date is determined by the lunar calendar.(date of holiday can vary from weeks). It usually takes place after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Religious Aspect of Easter

Ascension Day

About 40 days after Easter, Ascension is when Christians remember when Christ ascended into heaven after having spent time with his disciples following the resurrection.
Animated The Easter Story

Easter Symbols

How Easter is Celebrated Around the World?

Easter is celebrated in various countries around the world. From different traditions to different foods it is described as a joyous celebration with many festivities.


Canada, US, Malaysia, Brazil, Germany and many other countries have specific activities that take place on Easter such as Easter egg hunts which consist of parents filling up plastic eggs with candy and chocolate and hiding them as they send their children to find them.

Australia, the UK and United States have Easter bonnet parades and the traditional Easter bunny delivers sweet treats to young children. In France, they're Easter bells that ring to thank Christ and chocolate is distributed. In Brazil, "Sabado de Aleluia" has a small version of Carnaval to celebrate the end of Lent. Some individuals make straw men that represent Judas who was an apostle known for betraying Christ and would hang them on the streets and destroy them.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die - John 11:25-26

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References

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EASTER 2015: Family events taking place in Derbyshire. (2015, April 3). Retrieved June 8, 2015.


Easter traditions around the world | BabyCenter. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2015.


Fairchild, M. (n.d.). What Is Easter and Why Do Christians Celebrate? Retrieved June 8, 2015.


Hopfe, L., & Woodward, M. (2007). Religions of the world (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall