HAPPY HAPPY EASTER! 🐇🐰🥚💐 TODAY´S ENTRY: Easter— Origin, Name, Facts and Dates!
Today, Easter is all about egg hunts and chocolate bunnies.
But as you stock up on candy and plastic eggs, you might wonder where these traditions originated. Here are just a few interesting facts behind Easter’s story, HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
What is Easter?
Easter is one of the principal holidays, or feasts, of Christianity. It marks the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. For many Christian churches, Easter is the joyful end to the Lenten season of fasting and penitence. The earliest recorded observance of Easter comes from the 2nd century, though it is likely that even the earliest Christians commemorated the Resurrection, which is an integral tenet of the faith.
What Easter tradition is the most common one?
The use of painted and decorated Easter eggs was first recorded in the 13th century. The church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week, but chickens continued to lay eggs during that week, and the notion of specially identifying those as “Holy Week” eggs brought about their decoration. The egg itself became a symbol of the Resurrection. Just as Jesus rose from the tomb, the egg symbolizes new life emerging from the eggshell.
When is Holy Week commemorated?
Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter; it always starts on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. Here are the dates for Holy Week in 2021: Sunday March 28 – Saturday April 3. Easter is on Sunday, April 4.
How are you celebrating and commemorating these days ahead? At Naranjo Roses we are surely ready for joyful days ahead! From Naranjo Roses to the world, we want to wish you all HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS from Ecuador!