Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday,is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent , a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week“, which contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the 40th day, the Feast of the Ascension.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In most European languages the feast is called by the words for pass over in those languages; and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate passover. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb). The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Easter tide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.
Easter weekend dates from 2015 to 2025
|Year||Easter Weekend Starts||Easter Weekend Ends|
|Easter Weekend 2015||Saturday, April 4, 2015||Sunday, April 5, 2015|
|Easter Weekend 2016||Saturday,March26, 2016||Sunday, March 27, 2016|
|Easter Weekend 2017||Saturday, April 15, 2017||Sunday, April 16, 2017|
|Easter Weekend 2018||Saturday,March 31, 2018||Sunday, April 1, 2018|
|Easter Weekend 2019||Saturday, April 20, 2019||Sunday, April 21, 2019|
|Easter Weekend 2020||Saturday, April 11, 2020||Sunday, April 12, 2020|
|Easter Weekend 2021||Saturday, April 3, 2021||Sunday, April 4, 2021|
|Easter Weekend 2022||Saturday, April 16, 2022||Sunday, April 17, 2022|
|Easter Weekend 2023||Saturday, April 8, 2023||Sunday, April 9, 2023|
|Easter Weekend 2024||Saturday,March 30, 2024||Sunday, March 31, 2024|
|Easter Weekend 2025||Saturday, April 19, 2025||Sunday, April 20, 2025|
The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In Christianity it became associated with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. The custom of the Easter egg originated in the early Christian community of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. As such, for Christians, the Easter egg is a symbol of the empty tomb. The oldest tradition is to use dyed chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute decorated chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jellybeans; as many people give up sweets as their Lenten sacrifice, individuals enjoy them at Easter after having abstained from them during the preceding forty days of Lent. In some traditions the children put out their empty baskets for the Easter bunny to fill while they sleep. They wake to find their baskets filled with candy eggs and other treats.
Easter Sunday 2020 Quotes And Wishes
Time to paint some colorful eggs, eat a few chocolate bunnies, and spend time with friends and family. Happy Easter to you!
The holy occasion of Easter teaches us to learn to appreciate the things we have in life and give extra things to needy ones. Happy Easter day 2020!
Let the craze of Easter day take over your mind, and let it add colors of love and bundles of yummy Easter eggs. I wish you and your family a very happy Easter day!
Wish you a blessed Easter, honey! May the light of God shine on your way always and his wisdom helps you in your way! Have a happy Easter with your family
Easter is one of the best festivals ever because it brings people closer, eliminate grudges between them, and give them an opportunity to share the love and express gratitude. Happy Easter 2020!
May the lovely and happy morning of Easter bring heaps of good luck, opulence, and brotherhood for fellow beings in your life. Happy Easter day to you!
I wish your family receive immeasurable blessings, love, peace, and wealth on this Easter day. May you help the needy ones and keep the attitude of gratitude. Happy Easter!
Here’s to an Easter spent remembering what the holiday is really about: peace, forgiveness, and the gift of Jesus. Have a joyful Easter with your family
One of the best ways to celebrate Easter 2020 is by keeping your heart pure and filling it with utmost love. I wish you a very happy Easter Sunday!
The attitude of Gratitude towards Jesus Christ is the best way to ensure everlasting love and happiness in your life. Celebrate the resurrection of the lord with high spirits! Happy Easter to you
Sending heartiest wishes on Easter. May you have the happiest Easter holiday filled with joy, peace, and so many Easter eggs. Happy Easter to you!
Thankful for your friendship, for this holiday, and for the grace of Jesus Christ. Happy Easter to you!
Easter day is an occasion to be thankful to Jesus for innumerable times for giving numerous opportunities, again and again, every single day. I wish you a happy Easter day!
May the exuberance of Easter and spring bring a lot of rib-tickling and loving moments in your life. I wish you a happy Easter 2020!
Here’s hoping the Easter Bunny brings you something extra delicious this year. Happy Easter!
May you and you have one of the best Easter 2020 celebrations of all time. Pray Jesus to vanish all your sins and bestow you the lessons of love and devotion. Happy Easter to you
May the lovely and happy morning of Easter bring heaps of good luck, opulence, and brotherhood for fellow beings in your life. Happy Easter day dear!
Savor the Easter day, take cues from Jesus’ sacrifices, feast and pray like there is no tomorrow. That is happy Easter 2020 is all about.
Let the craze of Easter day take over your mind, and let it add colors of love and bundles of yummy Easter eggs. I wish you a happy Easter day!
If you want to spend the Easter day in the simplest way, just sing hallelujah and drink some damn fine wine!
Easter is the time to remember the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and thank the Lord for paving the right way of love and peace for humanity. Happy Easter!
May the exuberance of Easter and spring brings a lot of rib-tickling and loving moments in your life. I wish you a happy Easter 2020!