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Easter 2023: History, and Significance of This Christian Festival

Easter Sunday in 2023 falls on April 9, and billions of Christians worldwide will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This significant holiday is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, and it is part of Holy Week, which includes the Easter Triduum. While Easter customs such as eggs and bunnies may have pagan origins, they have come to symbolize new life and renewal.

Eashani Chettri
Jesus Christ, who was crucified by the Roman Cavalry and died on Good Friday
Jesus Christ, who was crucified by the Roman Cavalry and died on Good Friday

Easter Sunday in 2023 is scheduled for April 9. It is believed to be on one of the most fortunate days for the global Christian community. The principal character of Christianity, Jesus Christ, who was crucified by the Roman Cavalry and died on Good Friday, is commemorated on this day by his resurrection.

The biblical account states that after Jesus was crucified, his body was wrapped in linen and placed in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb. Then a huge stone was placed on top of the tomb. Also, it is thought that on Sunday morning, angels removed the stone from the tomb, and Jesus emerged. The resurrection of Jesus represents his victory over sin and death to every Christian believer.

Billions of Christians worldwide celebrate it, making it one of the most significant holidays in the Christian calendar. The first Sunday following the first full moon that comes on or after the vernal equinox, which is often around March 21st, is when Easter is traditionally observed.

Western Christians follow the Gregorian calendar and thus celebrate Easter on the Sunday following the March 21 full moon.

The days of the Easter Triduum, often referred to as the Paschal Triduum or The Three Days in Western Christianity, are included in what is known as Holy Week, which is the seven days preceding Easter.

Easter services are held all throughout the world, and often attendees sing hymns that are specific to the holiday.

Easter celebrations that aren't customary include things like Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. These customs may have their origins in a pre-Christian pagan culture. Some people hold the view that eggs stand for conception, fertility, and Jesus' rebirth.

Unknown as to its beginnings, the Easter rabbit ritual has come to symbolize new life and birth, much like the Easter egg. Bunnies are also known for their procreation in many cultures. These days, chocolate, which people enjoy eating, is frequently used to make Easter eggs.

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