Easter week: What is Easter Sunday?

Today is Easter Sunday. But what is the meaning of the date? Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the day Christians celebrate Jesus resurrection, when Christians believe he rose from his tomb and spoke to his followers before ascending to heaven. It is a

Today is Easter Sunday. But what is the meaning of the date?

Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the day Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection, when Christians believe he rose from his tomb and spoke to his followers before ascending to heaven.

It is a moveable feast that takes place between March 22 and April 25.

The date changes because the festival is based on the lunar calendar, falling on the first full moon after March 21.


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The word Easter may come from the Anglo-Saxon for April, Eostremonath, as the festival usually falls during this month.

The Anglo-Saxons named the month after the fertility goddess, Eostre.

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