Easter is also known as Pascha in the Greek language. This festival is celebrated every year on the distinctive belief of the Christian. According to the Bible Easter is suppose to celebrate after three days when Jesus was criticized by Romans and died in the early 30 A.D. The day starts with the “Passion of Christ” where people fast, prayers and sacrifice things during the Holy Week. These days includes Thursday (Jesus celebration with his 12 Apostles), Friday (The day when Jesus’s death is mostly observed) and Easter Sunday (The last day when people sacrifice things). Other important events include the Easter bunny and Palm Sunday. Jesus died about 2000 years ago when people of Jerusalem think that he is creating a massive amount of problem for the Government and thus should be hanged. After Jesus was killed, his body was hanged in front of all Jerusalem community.
When Is Easter?
Easter mostly occurs on the First day of April. Even the dates vary from year to year. The Christianity mostly follows the Gregorian calendar, on which basis they decide the day. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Easter falls among the March 22 and April 25th. While according to the Eastern Orthodox community Easter falls among the April 4th and May 8th. In some places, Easter Sunday marks as the beginning of the new season. Pentecost occurs on Sunday and celebrates on the 50th day after the Easter ends. According to this year details, Easter is supposed to be on Sunday, 21 April 2019. The date can vary from a Gregorian calendar.
Religious Tradition of Easter
According to the Bible, this event celebrates on the resurrection of Jesus. The foundation of this event is based on true Christian religions. The date is decide on the Christian calendar. The culture of Easter is based on how Roman authorities kill him because he claims to be the “God Son,” mostly said that they killed him because he was a threat to the Roman Authorities. Jesus was sentenced as death by the Pontius Pilate, a community which is known for its culture and was made from 26 A.D to 36 A.D. The founders of Gospels community also prove that Jesus was the son of God.
Gospels community includes four states:
These communities state that who have to believe in Jesus death will be welcome with the kingdom of Heaven during their early life. Most of the people will be seen dyeing the Easter eggs with the bunny, and few will be seen creating the Baskets.
Following are the few traditions which perform during the Easter events.
This event is celebrated among the Christians on Sunday. Palm Sunday also known as the “Entry of the Lord” is consider to be the most awaited feast of the year. People starts to prepare for this event before the coming Sunday. The church is decorated with the hangings and bells. During this day palms of the trees are substituted which includes box, olive and willow. Palm Sunday is often named after yew Sunday.
DYEING EASTER EGGS
It’s the best thing to see how the eggs convert to another life and how people use to make stuff from eggs. During Easter event people color the eggs and wrap them in a gift paper to give them to family and friends. It’s a genuinely Christian culture, and they celebrate this with treks and mostly dye the tablets. It’s a famous story about Mary or Mary where Mary brings the eggs and bloods them with the wounds and color them with red blood.
THE EASTER BUNNY
It seems to be funny how a rabbit can relate to the festival. Even people do like to eat them but using them as a name of events will be the new thing ever heard. Easter bunny has its name written on the Anglo Saxon paganism.
This is 8th-century monk mostly called the Easter season. Also, there is a story that one day some kids were playing and one of the goddesses made them laugh by turning their one pet into a rabbit.
HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES
People also love to make chocolate bunnies which are considered to be the most waited day for kids. People from different cities go to the bakery makers and place the orders of chocolate bunnies according to their desires. Even you can give a picture saying “Make the exact bunny for me”. According to Mark Schlott, people even do ask us to make brick like bunnies which are full of dark chocolates and are hard to eat.
During the sunrise, our own Mary opens Jesus’s tomb. In the name of occasions, many people hold the service at sunrise and experience the events from their own eyes. According to the records the first event was held in 1732 performed by a group of young men in Germany. The second sunrise did in 1773 in Winston Salem which is located at North Carolina.
GOOD FRIDAY KITES
This is the most excited even celebrated by the people. You will see dozens of kites up to the sky. Kids and young ones decide the colors of their kites and fly them in the air. According to the old era, teachers use kid’s kits to show them the example of how Jesus will ascend in Heaven. Using tissue papers kites is something to cherish for.
Ashtaroth—The Queen of Heaven
Astarte which means Easter is the worship of Baal and which is performed during the sunrise. Astarte is Baal wife and following is the quotation which was used to explain the method.
“What is Easter to you, it’s not a Christian name, it’s a Chaldean origin and Easter is nothing else than Astarte, the title of Beltis, you are the queen of heaven and the woman who makes towers.”
People sing these slogans to each other and old ones share the stories during this day.
Fun Facts about Easter
Here are some facts about Easter which you should know:
- The largest egg chocolate was ever made in Italy in 2011. It weighed 7,200 kg and was 10.39 approx in height.
- In the US, Good Friday is celebrated in just 12 states.
- The egg painting is also known as Pysanka, found in Ukraine. Wax and dyes make this.
- The name Easter comes from Eastre and is symbolize by hare and egg.
- The exchange of eggs has used a method in different religions even before the origin of Easter. It shows the rebirth in many cultures.
- Almost 76 % of people prefer to eat Bunnie’s ears, 5% goes for the nice feet, and 4% wait for the tail.