The History of Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday takes place on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and two days after the celebration of Good Friday. The day is also known as Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday and is the start of the Easter season (also known as Eastertide) which lasts until Pentecost. The first week of Easter is known as the Octave of Easter.
Easter marks the end of Lent, the season of prayer, fasting, and penance.
Easter is the celebration of Jesus's resurrection from the dead two days after his crucifixion.
Quotes about Easter in the Bible
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
1 Peter 1:3
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
The exact origins of the Easter Bunny are unknown. However, the first reference to him is as Oschter Haws in Germany. In pagan traditions, a rabbit is the symbol of fertility, springtime, renewal of life, and the moon.
An easter egg is the symbol of new life, like the resurrection. The history of coloring eggs goes back to Ancient Persians who painted the eggs for their New Year's celebration which took place on the Vernal Equinox.