Happy Easter 2017 Pictures: Easter is a cultural festival of Christians and is popularly known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. This resurrection represents the victory of good over evil, sin, death and the physical body. It is considered as one of the most important holidays on the Christian calendar and is regularly observed annually from the earliest days of the church.
On this auspicious eve of Easter, people celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead as it is described in the new testament which is occurred on the 3rd day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans. This festive day marks the end of holy week, the end of lent and the last day of the Easter Triduum as well as the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.
In this festival, people celebrate the occasion by a 40 day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Easter is always celebrated on Sunday and it had to be the first sunday following the full moon at Passover, the time of the Last Supper. The last supper was at or around the time of passover, the jewish holiday celebrating the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt. As the full moon can fall on different days in different time zones, it was decreed the date would always be taken as the 14th day of the lunar month.
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In the year 2017, Easter falls on April 16 and it is celebrated worldwide by the Christians and include Sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church and decorating the Easter eggs etc.
There are so many other customs followed in this festival that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.
As the festival Easter is a moveable feast and does not have a fixed date it falls on any day, however, it is always on Sunday after the paschal full moon or just after the vernal Equinox.
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