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Easter 2021: Date, history, importance and significance

Easter Sunday 2021 Date: This year, Easter will be celebrated on April 4, 2021

Easter, indianexpressEaster Sunday 2021: Wishing everyone a joyful and blessed Easter! (Photo: pixabay)

Easter Sunday 2021 Date: This year, Easter falls on April 4, 2021. Christians all over the world celebrate Easter to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is right after Good Friday, and the Saturday before Easter is also considered holy by many and it is called Holy Saturday. Each year, Easter is determined by the Lunar Calendar of the Church, and the Sunday after the Paschall Full Moon is considered to be Easter Sunday.

The Bible says, “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him” (Romans 6:9). According to the Biblical story, after Jesus’ crucifixion, his body was wrapped in linen, and he was buried in the tomb owned by Joseph of Arimathea. The tomb was then covered with a massive stone. It is also believed that on Sunday morning, angels rolled the stone away, and Jesus walked out of the tomb. To every Christian believer, the resurrection of Jesus symbolises his victory over sin and death. Across the world, services are held on Easter, and typically people sing hymns dedicated to the festival.

Easter also has non-traditional festivities, such as Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. These traditions might date back to pre-Christian pagan culture. Some believe that eggs represent birth and fertility and the belief carried on to represent Jesus’ rebirth. The origins of the tradition of the Easter bunny are unclear, bunnies are also recognised in many places for their procreation and hence like the Easter egg, Easter bunnies also symbolise life and birth. Easter eggs are commonly made with chocolate these days, which people love eating.

First published on: 03-04-2021 at 10:05:47 am
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