Why do we celebrate Easter?
What is Easter anyway?
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, which usually falls between March 22 and April 25.
According to Christian beliefs, Jesus Christ was crucified and died on a Friday, which is now known as Good Friday. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day, which is now celebrated as Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead.
Easter is considered the most important Christian holiday, as it marks the triumph of life over death and the promise of eternal life for believers. It is also a time of new beginnings and the renewal of faith. Christians celebrate Easter by attending church services, participating in special rituals, such as the lighting of the Paschal candle, and by exchanging gifts, such as Easter eggs and baskets.
In addition to its religious significance, Easter has also become a secular holiday celebrated by many people around the world. It is often associated with the arrival of spring, and many Easter traditions, such as egg hunts and the Easter Bunny, have pagan origins and predate Christianity.