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Easter: What Is The Significance Of The Festival

BP World Bureau | Apr 04 2021
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Easter is a Christian festival observed around the world to celebrate the resurrection of the son of god after his crucifixion.

Every year, families come together to celebrate Easter with sweets and delicious meal. This year, Easter will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Easter is determined by the Lunar Calendar of the Church, and the Sunday after the Paschall Full Moon is Easter Sunday.

After the crucifixion, Jesus Christ's body, covered in linen, was buried in the tomb owned by Joseph of Arimathea.

It is believed that on Sunday morning, angels rolled the stone away, and Jesus walked out of the tomb, marking Easter.

Resurrection of Jesus symbolises his victory over sin, according to Christians. 

Easter is celebrated with Easter eggs, representing Jesus’ rebirth.