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Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. ~Charles M. Crowe

Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar and marks the beginning of the spring season. Easter is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by Christians all over the world.

Easter Sunday festival was celebrated on Sunday, 20 April 2014.

Origin
On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. His body was removed from the cross and buried in a cave near Mount Cavalry, just outside Jerusalem.

On Sunday morning, the tomb was found empty neither the enemies nor the friends of Jesus could find his body.

Easter Sunday Resurrection became a reality when Jesus was sighted in several public places at different times, with his living body for people to see and touch. People therefore accepted, Jesus as the true Son of God and believed in his Resurrection.

Celebrations
Christians make elaborate preparations to celebrate Easter which is the oldest of all Christian festivals. The festival marks the transition from night to day and from death to life. It symbolizes new beginnings and joys of the spring harvest season.

There are many symbols associated with Christian Easter Sunday such as eggs, rabbits, chicks, lilies, sunrise service and new outfits. It is believed that Easter Eggs represent the beginning of life while rabbits and chicks represent the rebirth of the earth. Besides, the lily, especially the White Lily, which is also known as the Easter Lily, is a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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