Taking Life One Day at a Time

Easter Weekend

on April 21, 2011

Today is practically my Friday here at work and I have to say I’m thankful and fortunate enough to have Good Friday off, as many still don’t have tomorrow off. And as I was sitting here wondering about the “Easter bunny” (yes that’s right, the Easter bunny) I googled for the History of easter…

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

So my question to you is: Do you have any specific plans or traditions that you do on/for Easter? Whether it being religious, personal, or something you do as a family…I’d love to know! 🙂

http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-easter

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