March 16, 2010

Easter between March 22nd and April 25

Posted in Holidays at 6:12 pm by Kendal

Easter a christian holiday celebrates Jesus’s rise from the dead. It has been also commercialized with the belief of an easter bunny delivering colorful eggs. This is quite obvious in any grocery store. It has become a religious and none religious events to others. It is celebrated mostly in western countries.

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, 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. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

Please click on link above th the History.Com for more information. It is a great little article and much better than I could write.


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