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All about Easter: Traditions and Trivia

Since its 2nd century AD beginnings, Easter has become the most significant Christian festival of the year, celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection three days after His crucifixion. Easter follows Lent, a 40-day preparation period of penance, prayer and fasting or giving up of vices. Key days in the Easter season are Good Friday, a statutory holiday commemorating Christ’s crucifixion day, and Easter Sunday, resurrection day.



Easter traditions include a candlelight vigil on Easter Sunday and a special church service called the Easter Eucharist.

Secular and commercial traditions have arisen out of Easter as well, such as children decorating Easter eggs and parents giving their children chocolate eggs and bunnies, or other types of candy.

For everyone, regardless of religious background, Easter is a time to celebrate family, spring and renewal.

 

 

Here are a few fun facts to share about this unique holiday as you follow traditions or create new ones:

Easter History and Trivia:










 

By Christelle Agboka

Christelle Agboka is a freelance writer based in Toronto and presently indulging her love of words as a book and magazine publishing student at Centennial College.

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