Easter, also called Resurrection Sunday, is the most important Christian holiday celebrating Jesus Christ returning from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.
It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, Holy Week, the week before Easter, containing 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. There is no doubt that it is the holiest time for Christians all over the world, for the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God and is cited as proof that God will judge the world in righteousness. For those who trust in Jesus’ death and resurrection, "death is swallowed up in victory." Any person who chooses to follow Jesus receives a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Through faith in the working of God those who follow Jesus are spiritually resurrected with him so that they may walk in a new way of life and receive eternal salvation.
Christian symbols of Easter usually include the cross that Jesus was crucified on, a lamb, and white lilies. Other popular Easter symbols such as eggs, rabbits, hares, nests and related customs have nothing to do with the Christian meaning of the holiday. They are related more to the ancients pagan festivals and represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. Easter is celebrated in March or April. It can occur as early as March 22 and as late as April 25.
Decorated eggs, hyacinths, tulips, and lilies are traditional gifts for Easter. Greeting cards make a nice addition.
But if your relatives or dear friends are far away, you can use our Easter ecards or Easter quote cards to send them your greetings.
Have a bright and joyful Easter!
In 2017 Easter in USA falls on April 16.