What is the meaning of Easter Sunday according to you? Well, Easter Sunday memorializes the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Itís an important festival in the Christian calendar and marks the start of the spring season. Christians celebrate Easter with great joy as well as enthusiasm. Jesus Christ was put to death by crucifixion on Good Friday and his body was buried outside Jerusalem in a cave close to Mount Cavalry.
However, the tomb was found empty the immediate Sunday. His rebirth was confirmed when Lord Jesus was seen in public places at different hours of the day for people to see as well as touch. Hence, people accepted the fact that Jesus was the real son of God and in the process believed in his resurrection as well.
There are innumerable symbols related to Easter Sunday such as rabbits, eggs, chicks, sunrise service, lilies and new apparels. It is also believed that Easter eggs symbolize the start of life whereas chicks and rabbits symbolize the rebirth of Mother Earth. In the like manner, lily or rather white lily (commonly referred to as Easter lily) represents the rebirth of Jesus Christ.
Easter 2011 will be celebrated on 24th of April, 2011. Easter, being a moveable feast never falls on the same date each year. Instead, the first Sunday that comes after the first full moon is celebrated as Easter. Christian families celebrate this festival of joy in both secular as well as religious ways. Some of the Easter traditions that are followed on Easter Sunday include- lighting Paschal candles, chanting Easter Proclamation, baptisms, singing hymns, and Holy Communion.
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