Easter is the most important festival among Christians worldwide. Easter is celebrated on Sunday and commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as mentioned in the Christian bible. It also marks the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. Easter, is also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Great Lent, a 40 days period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The week before Easter festival is called Holy Week, and it is also commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In western Christianity, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts 7 weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Sunday. Easter customs vary across the world, and include sunrise services, clipping the church, exclaiming the Paschal greeting and beautifying Easter eggs (signs of the empty tomb).
Easter Festival Dates:
Easter Festival Date 2017- 16 April
Easter Festival Date 2018- 01 April
Easter Festival Date 2019- 21 April
Easter Festival Date 2020- 12 April
Easter Festival Date 2021- 04 April
Easter Festival Date 2022- 17 April
Easter Festival Date 2023- 09 April
Easter Festival Date 2024- 31 March
Easter Festival Date 2025- 20 April
Easter Festival Date 2026- 05 April
The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, decorates the space of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that are linked with Easter include egg hunting, Easter parades and the Easter Bunny. There are also several traditional Easter foods that vary provincially. Preparation for Easter festival starts with the season of Great Lent. In addition to fasting, and prayer, Orthodox Christians cuts down on all entertaining and non-essential worldly actions, eliminating them until Holy Friday, the most austere day of the year.
In some cultures, the Easter celebrations are marked with huge processions being carried out in the church followed by a large mass. People are often involved in charitable causes on Easter festival and sing happy prayers. One more vital article of Easter festival is egg. The Egg represents resurrection for Christ, so well decorated eggs and egg hunting have become vital in Easter.
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