Easter 2020 Date: Considered as one of the most auspicious days for Christians, Easter is believed to be the day Jesus Christ was resurrected. As per the Bible, Christ was crucified on the day of Good Friday and buried in a grave after his last supper which is commemorated as Maundy Thursday. However, on the third day when his disciples visited his grave they found that the stone had rolled away and the grave was empty. The day marks the triumph of Christ over death and this also makes him the ‘Son of God’.
This year Easter will be celebrated on April 12 (Sunday).
Contrary to what is currently believed, Easter was not always the day Christ was resurrected. Previously, it was a pagan celebration which marked rebirth and renewal, celebrated in early spring. The day honoured Eastre, the pagan Saxon goddess. Things changed when the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity. With this, the day of the celebration clashed and it came to be known as Easter. In the same vein, the meaning of Easter also underwent a change in order to signify the new Christian orientation.
The week leading to Easter is known as “Holy Week”. Christians observe the days as Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
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