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About Easter

What is Easter?

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Often celebrated with colored eggs and large amounts of candy, Easter is the Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus’ storied rise from the dead, three days after his crucifixion. However, the name of the holiday comes from the annual festival of a goddess that was celebrated with a feast on the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox […]

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Favorite Christian Easter Songs

Easter Egg Basket

The Easter holiday is a great time for children as they are searching for eggs, rifling through Easter baskets, and eating massive amounts of candy. However, the meaning of Easter isn’t lost in all of the playful activities, and certain musical selections offer up a great sampling of faith, admiration, and most importantly, love. Considering […]

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What is Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday, also known as “the day of ashes”, marks the start of Lent and occurs 40 days prior to Good Friday. It is called Ash Wednesday because people used ashes as symbol of repentance and humility according to several accounts in the Bible. According to most Christian faiths, the idea behind the ashes is […]

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The Origin of Easter Traditions

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Like Christmas and other holidays, Easter is full of a number of different traditions. Easter is derived from a blend of Christian and Pagan symbols and beliefs. The word ‘Easter’ comes from Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess and a symbol of the rebirth of spring. Easter is also associated with the rebirth of Christ in many […]

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What is Good Friday?

Easter Jesus Crucifixion

Good Friday is one of the oldest Christian holidays, with some sources saying that it has been observed since 100 AD. It was associated with fasting during the early years of its observance, and was then associated with the crucifixion, around the fourth century AD. Good Friday is always observed on the Friday before Easter […]

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When is Easter?

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Easter is not on a fixed date every year, but is tied  to the full Moon and the vernal equinox. Christians in western countries that use the the Gregorian calendar (like the United States) celebrate Easter on the first Sunday after the paschal full Moon, which is  on or just after the vernal equinox.  For […]

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