Easter Sunday is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. Christians all over the world attend religious ceremonies to honor the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is the belief of Christians that three days after Christ was crucified on the cross, he was raised from the dead.
Easter Sunday is observed on different days each year, as the celebration occurs on the first Sunday following the first full moon after March 21st, the date of the Spring Equinox. Generally, Easter is observed between March 22nd and April 25th of each year.
Easter has different meanings for different religions, and each chooses to celebrate this holiday in their own unique way. Christians, however, all agree on the meaning of this popular day and celebrate in similar ways.
It is tradition that Christians welcome Easter Sunday with a sunrise Easter service. This is a time when they will reflect on the beliefs associated with Easter and celebrate the resurrection of their Lord. Families take pride in dressing especially fancy for Easter services. You will find children dressed in their best frilly dresses and suits, making this holiday a great day to have family pictures taken to keep for years to come.
Aside from the religious side of Easter, children all over the world enjoy the excitement of the Easter Bunny coming to visit. It is believed that like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny will come as the children sleep, leaving baskets full of candy, gifts, and other goodies and hiding eggs and candy for them to search for on Easter morning.
Easter is also a time when families come together to enjoy a day of fun and fellowship. Easter feasts are very popular among many with potlucks and large dinners featuring ham, potato salad, and varieties of side dishes, salads, and desserts.
Since Easter is one of the only large springtime holidays, this is a time to enjoy the sunshine, the newborn baby animals such as bunnies and birds, and family. Many will take in all these things with a get-together in the park playing frisbee and having potato sack races. It is a time for fun and celebration as well as a day to reflect on religious beliefs and family.