Spring is the favourite season of every person out there. That maybe because of chirping birds, the ambience and everything pleasant around and Easter is the beloved festival of people all over the world which comes in spring. Easter Sunday is the remarkable festival of every catholic church and every christian person. Christian people have some traditional way to celebrate it following some traditions. Like on Easter Sunday they go to church for prayer and praise for the god. They decorate eggs and send egg baskets to their beloved ones and celebrate rebirth of Jesus Christ.
Easter History and Origin : Easter Meaning
Easter is also called Pascha and the word Easter is considered as originated from Eostara which means, the goddess of rebirth. The meaning to this word can be rising which is in east and the indicates the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday which comes from 3 days after Friday-the day Jesus Christ was been killed after punishing.
Let’s get back to history to understand why it is celebrated and the life of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity and his teachings and lessons are written in bible to guide people through their times. Jesus is a religious god who was born more than 2000 years from today in Bethlehem. The son of God was born to a pure unmarried woman named Mary. As he grows up, Jesus Christ was attracting people by his sayings, his lessons and he was telling himself as a son of God and people were following him. One day he was found on a temple where he was addressing some elder people of Jerusalem. Jesus started his ministry at the age of 30 when he was baptized and many people became his disciples. After his mediation of 40 days and nights Jesus returned to Jerusalem riding on a monkey. Many people were greeting him and praised him as son of God. Once Jesus and his disciples went to a garden to pray. The soldiers of the the Jerusalem came and arrested Jesus Christ and his disciples. Jesus was so kind that he healed his disciple when one of his disciple tried to resist the arrest. Next day after, he was taken to priest where he was beaten, condemned for calling himself as son of god. The priest claimed Jesus Christ a death sentence and calling him as a king of Jews and hanged him on a cross. After his death, he was taken below from the cross and buried in a nearby tomb.
Right from three days after that, Jesus tomb was seemed empty as it was said about him. And that was a miracle. His disciples were happy as well as shocked at the same time but their god was returned back. Then he took his disciples on a mountain and assured them they will receive power of holy spirit and he will be back on earth some day.
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Easter 2019 Date:
That is the reason why Easter comes on 3 days after Friday when Jesus was dead and returned back. Easter actually ends with 49 days after Easter day with a festival called whitesun that falls between March and April. It is celebrated in little different times in different areas as there are different sayings about it. Easter day is not fixed but usually it comes on the first Sunday after first full moon day. It comes on different date each year and celebrated very enthusiastically all over the world among Christians. Easter this time i.e. Easter 2019 is on 21st April 2019.
Following is a short calendar of Easter 2016 to Easter 2024 Dates including Easter 2019 Date.
Easter 2016: 27 March
Easter 2017: 16 April
Easter 2018 : 1 April
Easter 2019 : 21 April
Easter 2020: 12 April
Easter 2021: 4 April
Easter 2022: 17 April
Easter 2023 : 9 April
Easter 2024 : 31 March
Traditional Easter celebration includes Easter eggs and bunny which are symbol of fertility which represents rebirth of Jesus Christ. In more depth, the outside of the egg look like dead but inside there is life which indicates Jesus’s life. People today have many ways to celebrate Easter in many different ways. There are some traditional as well as modern ways to celebrate Easter and you can choose any. Wish you all a very Happy Easter !!
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