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Easter

Jesus crucified upon a cross, the third day Easter holiday was born. Easter Festival with religious origins to countries in Europe and the United States, Easter is a major holiday after Christmas. According to the "Bible Gospel According to Matthew" argument in the cross of Jesus Christ three days after the revival of torture, and thus the establishment of this section. According to the Western church tradition, the Spring equinox festival (March 21) or a full day to see the first month after the Spring equinox, the first encounter is Easter Sunday. Eastern Church provides that if one happens to appear in this first Sunday, Easter again postponed a week. Therefore, generally in a section from March 22 to April 25 between. On the death of Jesus Christ, according to the Christian creed is to change the world of crime. Thus, in Christianity, Easter is of great significance. However, and Christmas, along with social progress, Easter religious overtones increasingly weak, as a folk festival features are becoming increasingly evident.

As soon as Christmas day crosses, the Easter chocolate egg then suspended in the candy store. These smallest and pattern simple very cheap, the children may buy down with own spending money. This section of time going on the market painted eggshell has two kinds. The small one kind is called Fang Dantang, a length more than inch, outside is a light chocolate, inside is the sweet soft pasta, then uses the colored tinfoil paper-insulated to fit out each kind of shape again. Moreover one kind is the spatial egg, slightly big, generally compared to duck egg also big. Inside any also does not have, only is Bao Zhuo a chocolate outer covering. Only must destroy the outer covering, is tricked the gram force piece. When Easter approaching, in the candy store display window can chock up compared to these finer painted eggshell. Simultaneously also has variously uses for to attract the child small gift sell. Above decoration has the chicken which the furry wool does, chicken's mouth and the foot all sticks on the card. The lucky child possibly obtains several kind of such gifts from the relatives and friends.

Easter's symbol is the small rabbit, the reason is it has the greatly strengthened reproduction ability, the people regard it for the new life inventor. In the holiday, the adult meets the image to tell the child Easter egg to be able vividly to hatch the small rabbit. Many families also can put a painted eggshell in the garden lawn, lets the children play looks for the painted eggshell the game. The Easter small rabbit and the painted eggshell also become the holiday period marketable commodity. The market sells all kinds of small rabbit and the painted eggshell shape commodity, but also has chocked up the small rabbit and the painted eggshell in the small provisions shop and the candy store which makes with the chocolate, these “the food small rabbit” the manner is lovable, the painted eggshell shape one, does not eat the flavor to be fragrant, gives the friend very much to be also suitable.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.(For a more detailed explanation about his death and resurrection, see Why Did Jesus Have to Die? and Timeline of Jesus' Final Hours.)

Easter Season

In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday and Ash Wednesday is not observed. Because of Easter's pagan origins, and also because of the commercialization of Easter, many Christian churches choose to refer to the holiday as Resurrection Day.

Easter in the Bible

The biblical account of Jesus' death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.

Determining the Date of Easter

In Western Christianity, Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon.

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