The history of Easter is one of the hoariest and the holiest commemorations for the Christians. It is a day honored by the people who rejoice it with massive religious ardency. After Jesus’ crucifixion, all his apostles were troubled thinking that they will never get to see him again. Nonetheless, Christ rose from his dead body on the third day from his crucifixion.
It is well-known as the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This holy event brought joyfulness and respite abundantly to his followers who began to rejoice.
There are several remarkable details related with Easter.
The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who signifies hare and egg.
Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
Pysanka is a definite term used for the practice of Easter egg painting.
Egg has been considered the most significant symbol of rebirth from the very early times.
The original baskets of Easter were given the form of bird’s nests.
In medieval times, a carnival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It was then thrown from one choirboy to the next and whoever detained the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner.
Various churches still continue the old practice of using evergreens, symbolic of eternal life, embroidered in red on white or woven in straw but most now favor exhibitions of flowers in the spring colors of green, yellow, and white.
The date of Passover is not constant as it is dependent on the phases of the moon and thus Easter is a transferrable feast.