Easter Sunday

Maha Kasim

What is Easter ?

Easter is one of the oldest celebrated festival within the christian church. We Celebrate easter to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ (the rising of christ after his death and burial) . Easter is celebrated between March 21st and April 25th, the first Sunday after the change of season to spring.

Timeline Leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Sunday, April 10, 30 AD - (a.k.a Palm Sunday) Jesus entered Jerusalem

Tuesday, April 12, 30 AD - Jesus announces the date of his execution

Wednesday, April 13, AD - (a.k.a Ash Wednesday) christian festival

Thursday, April 14, 30 AD - (a.k.a Maundy Thursday) Is Jesus last supper

Friday, April 15, 30 AD - (a.k.a Good Friday) The arrest, trial, death and burial of Jesus

Sunday, April 17, 30 AD - (a.k.a Easter Sunday) The resurrection of Jesus

What Happens on Easter Sunday ?

Easter Sunday is a joyous day for Christians because they believe Jesus rose from the dead that day and he proved to the world that death is not the end. Many go to church to thank god for the life of Jesus. Along with going to church there are many different customs associated with this holy day, for example, the easter egg. Parents often surprise children with chocolate easter eggs and communities get together for "easter egg hunts". The egg symbolizes new life, just as Jesus Christ had started a "new life" on this day.

Other Significant Easter Symbols

The Easter Story

Frequently Asked Questions

Where was Jesus for the 3 days between his death and resurrection ?

  • Jesus was put to death "in the flesh but made alive in the spirit". Essentially Jesus spent the entire time between his death and resurrection in a heavenly realm

What is the significance of Palm Sunday ?

  • This day represents the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem. This day marks the beginning of Holy Week, the week of events leading up to Jesus' death.

What is the significance of Ash Wednesday ?

  • It is a time for reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which christians can attain redepmtion for all sins .

Easter Around the World

Easter in Australia

In Australia, Easter is celebrated in the autumn season unlike other Northern hemisphere countries, where Easter falls in the springtime. The Easter meal with relatives is one of the most important traditions celebrated in Australia. This meal generally consists of roasted lamb, beef or chicken along with roasted vegetables like potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, etc.

Easter in France

Public life in France is generally quiet on Easter Sunday, post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are closed. Many people spend Easter Sunday with family members or friends and eat a grand meal. Roast lamb with spring beans along with freshly harvested vegetables or leaves, boiled eggs and omlettes are also very popular.

Easter in Jamaica

In Jamaica Easter is by not as big, or as prolonged as Christmas. Easter Sunday is a day for the beach, kite flying, flower shows or any activity that can take place on the Island that day. Bun and Cheese is a definite must for Jamaicans on Easter.


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