What Is Easter?

Easter customs like egg hunts and Bunny baskets, there's a lot to appreciate about Easter. From the springtime environment with newly blooming flowers to the fun. But what exactly is Easter?

  • Publish date: Thursday، 31 March 2022 Last update: Monday، 04 April 2022
What Is Easter?
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From the springtime environment with newly blooming flowers to the fun Easter customs like egg hunts and Bunny baskets, there's a lot to appreciate about Easter. But what exactly is Easter? Some may argue that it's all about the candy giving it, receiving it, and eating it down before supper. Many people, however, associate Easter with the Christian commemorations of Lent and Good Friday. 
What Is Easter?

What was Easter's initial meaning?

Easter is a Christian religious event celebrated across the world to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, Christianity's spiritual leader and, to Christians, the Son of God. However, because some features of the celebration are founded in ancient pagan and Jewish customs, Easter's origins may be traced back years before Christ's birth. Many people nowadays, regardless of faith, celebrate Easter.

What is the Easter story? 

The origins of one of the world's major faiths are told in the narrative of Easter. The Romans crucified Jesus, a prominent Jewish preacher and religious leader who many thought was the son of God, according to the Bible. He was raised from the grave 3 days after he had been buried, defeating death and providing redemption to all humanity by his sacrifice. So, what is Easter, exactly? In a nutshell, it's a celebration honoring this miraculous event.

This year, when is Easter? 

The date of Easter in 2022 is Sunday, April 17th. Easter's date varies from year to year, unlike many other festivals,  Calculating the date is a little like solving an Easter puzzle: What occurs on the first Sunday after the full moon that comes on or around the spring equinox? That is, after all, Easter.