Easter is the festival of Christians. And is also known as Pascha (Greek Latin) or Resurrection Sunday. This festival is celebrated as a church service, festive family meal, egg decoration, and gift-giving. Most Christians celebrated a week before Easter as ” Holy Week” which contains the days of the Easter Triduum including Maundy Thursday as well as Good Friday.
Easter and the holiday that are related to it are moveable feasts that do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Jullian Calendar. Easter is to follow the cycle of the sun. And mostly falls on the day which is Sunday. It falls in the month of March and April. It is celebrated between March 22 to April 25.
Easter 2020 is observed on Sunday, April 12 . Easter’s date is Fixed after April’s full moon i.e April 7, which is the first full moon occurring after the spring equinox and is therefore known as Christians calendar as the Paschal full moon. In 2020the spring spinbox happened on Thursday, March 19. The first full to occur after that date rises on the night of Tuesday, April 7. Therefore Easter will be observed on April 12, Sunday.
Traditional dishes include seasonal produce as well as symbols of spring such as lumb, hum, egg, spring peas, asparagus, hot cross buns, sweetbreads, and carrot cakes.
The exact origin is unclear. It is not easy as saying it has a religious origin or pagan origin. Some historians suggest that it came from the phrase hebdomadal alba Latin for ” white week ” used to describe the white garments new Christians wore when they were baptized during holy weeks. The venerable bede a seventh century Anglo Saxon historian bede also known as Saint Bede writes that the word Easter came from the Anglo – Saxon down goddess of fertility Eostre.