Every Easter holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after March 21. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus who Christians believe was raised back to life three days after he was crucified. Easter also marks the end of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday in Western churches, six and half weeks before Easter.
Lent is a period of repentance and fasting before Easter, in modern times during Lent many Catholics and other Christians choose to forgo certain pleasures such as alcohol, chocolates, or other foods. This act is done to promote self-control and focus on prayer and other spiritual matters in the lead up to Easter.
2021 Easter Celebration
Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. the holiday falls on April “1 this year and will be celebrated all across the globe. According to the new testament of the bible, Easter occurs three days after the crucifixion of Jesus by Romans.
The story behind Easterlies in the New Testament of the Bible narrates how Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities because he claimed to be the Son of God, and later crucified. His resurrection three days later marks the occasion of Easter.
As daylight hours begin to get a little longer it is a sign that spring is not too far away. The season has long been earmarked as a time for the further easing of some lockdown restrictions put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus amid the dark days of winter. Easter is celebrated as a joyous occasion and the Sunday prior is called Palm Sunday which marks the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem.
Various churches begin the celebration in the late hours of Saturday through a religious service called Easter vigil. Non-religious celebrations include the tradition of Easter eggs, which represent fertility and birth, and the Easter bunny which delivers chocolates and sweets to kids on Sunday morning.
What Date is Easter for 2021
Easter is a movable feast and does not have a fixed date, it is always held on Sunday between March 22 and April 25. It just so happens that Easter will have most often been celebrated on either March 31 or April 16.
Easter 2021 falls just over a week earlier than last year’s date which should be towards the beginning of the school holidays. Easter will be observed on Sunday, April 4, because unlike Halloween or Christmas easter doesn’t have a fixed date.
How do other Countries Celebrate Easter?
Easter like Christmas is celebrated around the world. In France residents of Haux crack thousands of eggs into a pan and make a giant omelet that they then eat. In Hungary, women dress in traditional clothes and get splashed with water.
Australian confectioners make chocolate-shaped bilbies to raise awareness of the dwindling population of the small rabbit-sized marsupial and residents of Papua New Guinea to decorate Easter trees with sticks of tobacco.