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Origin of Easter
OTHER WORDS FROM Easterpost-Easter, adjectivepre-Easter, noun
Words nearby Easter
What is Easter?
Easter is also widely observed in secular (nonreligious) ways and is often associated with rebirth and the start of springtime.
Easter always occurs on a Sunday, and the day is sometimes called Easter Sunday.
In religious contexts, Easter can also refer to the Easter season. Sometimes, this is considered to consist of Easter Sunday and the week after. Some branches of Christianity consider the Easter season to last for 50 days, until the day of Pentecost.
When is Easter?
In 2021, Easter will fall on April 4. In 2022, it will fall on April 17.
In 2021, the Orthodox Church will observe Easter on May 2. In 2022, the Orthodox Church will observe Easter on April 24.
Why is it called Easter?
The first records of the word Easter come from before the year 900. The word comes from the name of the Germanic goddess Eostre, who was honored with a spring festival. The word east is related.
How is Easter celebrated?
Easter is considered the most important Christian holiday due to the central importance of the resurrection in the Christian faith. It follows what is sometimes called Holy Week, which commemorates the events that led up to Jesus’s resurrection, including the Last Supper (on Holy Thursday) and his crucifixion and death (on Good Friday). For Christians, it is a time of celebration following the fasting and somber reflection that takes place in the days before Easter and during the season of Lent. Church attendance is known for being especially high on Easter (with some Christians attending church only on the major feasts of Christmas and Easter).
Many people who celebrate Easter, including Christians, also take part in Easter activities that are nonreligious or that have a basis in Pagan rituals. Popular activities include the decoration of Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts, and giving children Easter baskets filled with candy (which are sometimes said to be delivered by the Easter Bunny—a symbol of springtime and new life).
What are some terms that often get used in discussing Easter?
How is Easter discussed in real life?
For Christians, Easter is the most important holiday and a time of celebration. It is also commonly observed in nonreligious ways as a celebration of springtime.
Attended Good Friday service at FBC Jonesville and Easter Sunday service at Union Grove Baptist!!! Rejoice, the Lord is Risen!!!!
— Yadkin Baptist Assn. (@YadkinBaptist) March 31, 2013
Can’t wait to see all the lil kids dressed up for Easter
— AP (@a_petrey21) March 31, 2018
I figure if I hide a bunch of Easter eggs today there is no way I will remember where I put them at by the time Easter actually gets here.
— Hank Wade (@Henry68157) March 14, 2021
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True or False?
Easter always takes place on the same date.
Example sentences from the Web for Easter
Most see Easter as an escapist fantasy, holding out the mirage-like hope of “heaven” hereafter.What is the Point of Celebrating Easter During a Pandemic?|N.T. Wright|April 2, 2021|Time
In addition to Christmas, it’s a big part of Easter celebrations, where it’s a common after-meal or tea-time sweet.How I Tried (and Failed) And Tried Again to Master the Goan Bebinca Cake|Joanna Lobo|April 1, 2021|Eater
I didn’t grow up celebrating a holiday that falls around the spring equinox, not Nowruz, not Passover, not Holi, nor Easter.A one-pan salmon dinner with minty peas, orange and fennel|Daniela Galarza|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
We’re also in the middle of Passover and approaching Easter, and celebratory gatherings could result in further spread.
Castel said she’s worried about another surge this spring, when people travel longer distances to be with family and friends for Passover, Easter and spring break amid emerging variants and a mostly unvaccinated public.Americans have started leaving home even more than before the pandemic, cellphone data shows|Katherine Shaver|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
At the same time, the Easter Elchies House began to deteriorate.
The land at Easter Elchies was the ideal place for Reid to set up his business.
When I reached Easter Elchies House, it was almost midnight, well, well, well passed the time that I was expected to arrive.
And I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to stay at Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home at The Macallan.
The company soon embarked on a refurbishment of Easter Elchies, opening to the public in 1985.
The doctor had been spending Easter at Cannes, and the dowager had devoutly prayed that he might not yet return.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
The devotional reading of the story is a most natural and helpful observance of the Easter season.His Last Week|William E. Barton
That morning, it was the first Sunday after Easter, the Duchess rode out of the castle on her great sorrel horse, while on?Honey-Bee|Anatole France
I often console myself with thoughts of Easter, spring, and the summer holidays.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
After the reform bill had been read a second time, the lords broke up for the Easter recess.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for Easter
Other words from EasterRelated adjective: paschal
Word Origin for Easter
Cultural definitions for Easter
An important religious festival among Christians (see also Christian); it commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus after his Crucifixion. Easter is celebrated on a Sunday in spring, and the season of Easter, a time of rejoicing, continues for several weeks. The penitential season of Lent is a time of preparation for Easter.