What is Easter Sunday and When it is Celebrated?
What is Easter Sunday?
Easter Sunday, Easter Day or Resurrection Sunday is one of the most crucial events among Christians all over the world. This day marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death. There are citations of it in the new testament. The manner of celebration varies depending on cultural and linguistic differences. Easter Eggs are widely associated with the day, which symbolizes empty tomb of Jesus in some cultures and blood of Jesus in some others.
The day is commemorated as a holiday in numerous parts of the world. Although the eastern and the western tradition follows a different yardstick, the day always concur. This day marks the win of love, faith, and goodness over repression and hatred.
This easter, Easter Sunday falls on a 27th March. Easter day is observed as a holiday in numerous Christian majority countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, United States etc. Government offices and schools are closed in countries where Sunday is a non-working day, and business activities are either limited, or non-existent. Other non-Christian majority Countries with sizable Christian population observe easter as either full or partial holiday.
Here is the list of upcoming Easter Sundays…
- 27th March, 2016
- 16th April, 2017
- 01st April, 2018
- 21st April, 2019
- 12th April, 2020
We will update this list every year so you can know when is Easter Sunday.
How is Easter Sunday Celebrated?
Many Christians celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers, and by singing special worship songs. Easter processions are held in some countries such as the Philippines and Spain. Many Christian communities view Easter as the greatest feast of the Church year. It is a day of joy and celebration that marks the rise of Jesus Christ from dead. Due to its importance, it marks one of the highest church attendance in the year.
To be a part of your Easter celebrations, we have compiled and put up some of the best quotes, messages and wishes on easter. Feel free to share them with your loved ones, and have a blessed Easter Holiday.
Easter Sunday Quotes, Messages and Wishes
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.
– Ravi Zacharias
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
– Rick Warren
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.
– Janine di Giovanni
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
– Deepak Chopra
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
– Pope John Paul II
Christmas and Easter can be subjects for poetry, but Good Friday, like Auschwitz, cannot. The reality is so horrible it is not surprising that people should have found it a stumbling block to faith.
– W.H. Auden
And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?
– Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat
Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.
– N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.
– A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus’ Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope
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