Christians around the world will celebrate Easter Sunday on 4 April this year. Easter, a Christian holiday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ which occurred on the third day after he was crucified on the cross.
Here are some interesting facts about Easter…
1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christin religion.
2. Easter is called a “moveable feast” because it does not have a set date every year, according to com. Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year.
3. Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while spring time is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
4. Eggs Were Originally Dyed to Represent Christ’s Blood.
5. Holy week is celebrated during the week leading up to Easter, it begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Mundy Monday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, then finally, Easter Sunday.
6. The word “Easter” is derived from Eastra, the name of the ancient German Goddess of Spring. Her festival occurred at the vernal equinox.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading these interesting facts. In the meantime, we wish all our readers a happy Easter!