‘This day’s light shall have no end.
For Christ did rise,
In the golden morning
and by His life are we reborn.’
Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Some people think that the term, “Easter”, originates from a Pagan goddess named Eostre. This festival was celebrated since the 2ndcentury. The season of Easter lasts for six weeks and begins sometime in March/April. Though the date of Easter is not fixed every year, it occurs on a Sunday, because it was the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Today, the meaning of Easter, for millions of Christians, is that of honouring and recognizing Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
People fast during this time and incorporate more spiritual habits into their daily routine. Children participate in Easter egg hunts and are given tons of candy. Eggs are decorated using paint, pens and other adornments. Earlier, chicken eggs were dyed, for this festival, but modern traditions include eggs that are made of chocolate or plastic, which are filled with candies. The Easter bunny is a figure from folklore, which carries a basket of coloured eggs. On the night before Easter, the bunny is said to hide the basket in the homes of children, so that they may find it on the day of Easter.
The celebration of Easter is different in all cultures. Some communities have elaborated celebrations such as processions, whereas others involve attending mass and singing songs. The day witnesses lavish feasts and a variety of traditional dishes being cooked and served.
Easter truly encapsulates and celebrates the most important part of Jesus Christ’s life. It’s a reminder about the sufferings he underwent for the humanity, the price he paid for it and his resurrection.
Wish you all, a very happy Easter!