The Origin of the Easter Week Traditions and Celebrations
The Easter week is that time of the year when Christians and Catholics remember the death and the resurrection of the lord Jesus Christ. These people believe that Jesus, the son of God, sacrificed himself to erase all the sins of the people and then came back to life after three days in order to banish the evil. Christians and Catholics believe that faith in God and Jesus can lead them to heaven. You might want to know a thing or two about the Easter week to celebrate easter Monday 2017 to the fullest.
The term “Easter” came from the word “Ostara” which is an old pagan spring festival celebrated to honor a new life. It also came from an old pagan festival called “Ishtar” which is an Arabian sun festival. Ancient Christians then took over these festivals and changed the theme of new life into celebrating the new life of Jesus Christ. Easter is somewhat similar and dissimilar to Christmas. It is dissimilar to Christmas in a way that Easter celebrates both the death and the new life of Jesus Christ. On the other hand, it is similar to Christmas in a way that both celebrate the life of Jesus Christ.
Easter Week Traditions and Celebrations
Easter Week is celebrated somewhere between March and April because this is the time when Jesus died, somewhere in the Jewish Passover festival. The Passover festival started to be celebrated about 4,000 years ago when the Jewish people remembered when Christ saved them from slavery in Egypt. The date of this celebration is being followed by the Jews based on the cycle of the moon, hence the variation between March and April.Easter week is coming in April this time and will be good Friday 2017 the most awesome day.
Nowadays, the Easter period is celebrated in one whole week. The Lenten season officially starts during the Ash Wednesday which is 46 days before the first day of the Easter week. However, keep in mind that Lent is celebrated for 40 days because Sundays are not included. The Easter week then starts on Eastern Monday and the rest of the week follows the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday, and Easter Sunday.
That is all there is for the Easter week origin of celebration. Share the knowledge you have learned to those who still do not know much about this on easter Monday 2017.
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