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Everything you need to know about Easter Sunday and how it is observed?

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, marks the end of the Lenten season and the start of the Easter season.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- April 09th 2023 03:10 PM
Everything you need to know about Easter Sunday and how it is observed?

Everything you need to know about Easter Sunday and how it is observed?

PTC News Desk: Easter 2023, the most important Christian holiday, will fall on Sunday, April 09. Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, marks the end of the Lenten season and the start of the Easter season. It is the oldest and most important Christian holiday and is celebrated across the world in different ways.

The exact date of Easter changes every year based on the lunar calendar, and is typically celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon following the Spring Equinox. 


Easter is a time of joy and celebration, and it is celebrated in different ways around the world. In the United States, Easter is celebrated with religious services, a traditional Easter egg hunt, and family gatherings. In many countries, Easter is celebrated by attending church services, exchanging gifts, and sharing a special Easter meal together.

Easter is a time to remember and reflect on the life of Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of humanity. It is also a time of renewal and rebirth, as the resurrection of Jesus Christ symbolises hope and new life. Easter is a time of joy, peace, and hope for a better future.

Easter is an important holiday for Christians all over the world, and it is a great time to come together and celebrate. So if you are looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Easter 2023, consider attending a church service, gathering with family and friends, and sharing a special meal together.

When is Easter observed?

Easter is determined by the lunar and solar calendars. Easter is celebrated in Western Christianity on the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the vernal (spring) equinox, which usually occurs between March 22 and April 25. 

The date for Easter changes from year to year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. As a result, the Easter date for the Eastern Church may differ from that of the Western Church.

How Do Catholics Celebrate Holy Week?

The day is celebrated with pomp and grandeur every year. Traditions like church visits, baking hot cross buns, and decorating Easter eggs are symbolic of Christ's death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb. 

Children decorate eggs and take part in Easter egg hunts, where the Easter Bunny hides eggs. Around this time of year, some children receive Easter baskets full of candy, snacks, and presents. 

- With inputs from agencies

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