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when is easter in 2020? History of Easter Sunday

The History of Easter Sunday

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When is easter in 2020?

In 2020, Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, April 12, slightly earlier than this year’s April 21 – at the latest for eight years.

 

When is Easter Sunday, 2021?

 

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In 2021, Easter falls on Sunday, April 4, earlier than this year, and Easter Sunday falls on April 12. Good Friday falls on Friday, April 2, Good Friday is Monday, April 5, and Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 17

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, as written in the Christian Bible.

Is Easter Sunday a holiday?

Easter Sunday is not a holiday. It falls on Sunday, April 4, 2021, and most companies follow the regular Sunday opening hours in different countries to celebrate Easter.

History of Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, as written in the Christian Bible.

What do people do at Easter?

Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special services, music, candlelight, flowers, and church bells. In some countries like the Philippines and Spain, there are Easter processions. Many Christians consider Easter the biggest celebration of the church year. According to the Christian faith, it is a day of joy and celebration to remember that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

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Many towns and villages in Italy have sacred dramas about the Easter story episodes – these take place in the squares on Easter Day. The pastry known as Corona di Nove is baked in the shape of a crown. Other traditional foods are Capretto (lamb) and Agnello (child/goat).

In Poland, Easter is celebrated with family meals like ham, sausages, salads, babka (a Polish cake), and mazurka or sweet cakes with nuts, fruit, and honey.

Although Easter has a great religious significance, many children in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom consider it a time to get new spring clothes, decorate eggs and participate in Easter egg hunts where the Easter Bunny hides eggs. Some children receive Easter baskets full of sweets, snacks, and gifts at this time of year.

Public life

Easter Sunday falls on a Sunday that is a work-free Sunday in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Government offices and schools are closed in countries where Sunday is a work-free day, and business activity is limited.

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In countries where Sunday is a non-working day, transportation schedules may be limited or may follow a different schedule than the working week. Therefore, those who wish to travel by public transportation may need to check their schedules in advance.

Background of Easter Sunday

Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, written in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty. An angel told her that Jesus had risen from the dead. Christians around the world have been celebrating Easter for centuries.

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However, the Easter vacations’ traditions and activities can be traced back to pagan celebrations. It is believed that the name Easter comes from Eostre, the goddess of rebirth. In ancient times, the feast of Eostara celebrated the resurrection and rebirth of the earth.

Strict Puritans had nothing to do with Easter in the past – it was merely a human institution. Charles I, King of England, declared the day 1647 to be biblical like Sunday, but the Parliament contradicted it in printed form and repealed it with other church festivals.

The date of Easter depends on the ecclesiastical approach to the March equinox. In 325 BC, the Council of Nicaea decided that the date of Easter should be the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the equinox in March.

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Therefore, Easter is delayed by one week if the full moon is on Sunday, which reduces the probability that it falls on the same day as the Jewish Passover. According to the Julian calendar, Eastern Orthodox churches in many countries such as Greece still calculate their Easter date.

Easter Sunday Symbols

Easter eggs and the Easter bunny are both fertility symbols, remnants of the feast of Ostara. Other symbolic parallels are the pagan joy in the rising spring sun, which coincides with Christians’ joy in the rising Son of God and the lighting of candles in churches, which correspond to the pagan bonfires.

The symbol of the cross and images of Jesus Christ through paintings or statues are displayed on the east.

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