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Easter
Popular Holidays
Happy Easter!

When: First Sunday after the paschal full moon

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Remembering the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Savior.  Painting eggs vibrant colors and having children search for them ( Easter Egg Hunt ).  Holding and petting rabbits.  Relaxing with family on Easter Sunday and attending Christian services.

Numbers

According to AgHires.com about 180 million eggs are purchased for Easter each year.

Description


The date of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is often debated among religious scholars, its estimated date is 30 AD.  Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates one of the central tenets of faith for Christians, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The day is often celebrated by a visit to church services, where Christians pray and remember the rising again from the tomb and the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. One of the most memorable and important Bible Verses in regard to this event comes from John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  When the holiday occurs is a little complicated, the paschal moon determines when the holiday should observed every year.  It is supposed to be the first Sunday after the paschal moon, which means “Passover” in Greek.  The first paschal or full moon after the  equinox also signifies the start of spring.  The egg has become commonly associated with Easter because of its seen as a reference to an empty tomb and an old symbol of new life and rebirth.  The tradition of painting or staining eggs comes from remembering the blood that Christ shed during his crucifixion.  The largest annual outdoor Easter pageant in the world is the Easter pageant from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mesa, Arizona and depicts the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through music and dancing.

Interesting Facts

  1. The largest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy and weighed 15,873 pounds.
  2. In the Christian faith Easter is considered the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  3. Due to the resurrection the savior of the earth, springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
  4. Americans spend about $2 billion on candy every Easter.
  5. Over 70% of all Easter candy purchased is made from chocolate such as the famous chocolate Easter bunnies.
     

Information

Observed:
  • First Sunday after the paschal full moon
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