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What is Easter?

Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection.


When is Easter 2017 celebrated?

Easter 2017 falls on Sunday, April 17.


Interesting facts about Easter

  • Easter—the name Easter comes to us from Ostera or Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, for whom a spring festival was held annually
  • Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
  • Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
  • Exchanging painted eggs started in ancient civilizations with people such as the Egyptians and Persians.  They would exchange eggs as a symbol of fertility and new life.