OBSERVANCES

Easter Sunday (4/1) celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  It represents the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.  Also, this day marks the end of Holy Week.  Many believers hold special services at their place of worship.  Easter Monday (4/2) is not a federal holiday, with the exception of North Carolina, in the United States of America.  Countries such as Canada, France and the United Kingdom all observe this day as a holiday.  Formerly, it was a week long event (calling it Easter Week) in many of these locations, but was reduced to a one day celebration in the 19th century.  It is simply and widely known as the second day of Eastertide.

CELEBRATIONS

On Easter Sunday you will see church services, festive family meals, egg decorations, and gift-giving.  As for egg decorating, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth.  Thus, many cultures around the world feel that the egg is symbolic to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Also, many believers are known to hold prayer, all-night vigils and sunrise services.  Furthermore, no one can deny the extravagance of the parades that are on display in most of the cities in America.  New York City and New Orleans have exceptional parades planned for this year. Lastly, let’s not forget about The White House and its’ egg rolling race held on Easter Monday.

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