I’m looking forward to days of relaxation and time with friends. It’s Easter. So what is Easter, except from days off work and maybe decorate eggs?
Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. In the Western world, customs such as egg hunting and the Easter Bunny extend from the domain of church, and often have a secular character.
Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon. The date of Easter varies between March 22 and April 25.
I found some nice pictures and pinned them ‘Season Easter’ on Pinterest. Let me know if you need an invite!
Info/pictures: Wikipedia . Pictures from Webstash Pinterest album Season Easter. You find the original source by visiting the album.