Know how and when Easter day celebrated?

Easter day is going to fall on 1 April 2018, that is on Sunday. Easter day which commemorates the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, falls on 1 April this year, coinciding with April Fool’s Day.

To anyone unfamiliar with the movement of the moon, the vagaries of the Julian and the Gregorian calendars and the March equinox, the date can seem somewhat random. But in fact, it’s governed by strict rules…

As the easter day is just around the corner we have something to share with you about the easter day. Have a look 

How is Easter celebrated?

The holiday is celebrated differently around the world. In the US, they give painted eggs and baskets of sweets, while British children go on hunts for chocolate eggs left by the Easter Bunny.

The Greeks eat a traditionally baked bread called tsoureki with red-dyed eggs, while many central and eastern Europeans paint eggs decoratively and or fight with them like conkers. Things are done slightly differently in the Czech Republic, where boys pour water on girls and symbolically whip them with willow twigs.

The willow branch also features in Easter traditions in Finland, where young children dress up as witches for the spring holiday. “The little witches then go from door to door, bringing willow twigs decorated with colorful feathers and crepe paper as blessings to drive away evil spirits, in return for treats,” says Finnish children’s culture expert Reeli Karimäki.

For Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, Easter is the most revered religious holiday of the year. Known as Fasika, the festival features days of prayer and fasting, culminating with a magnificent feast on Easter Sunday. On the eve of the holiday, worshippers attend an hour-long church service that ends at 3 am, after which they break their fast and celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

But nowhere is Easter celebrated quite as fervently as in the Philippines, one of only two predominantly Christian countries in Asia, says the South China Morning Post magazine. ”In the Central Luzon province of Pampanga, a handful of fanatical penitents willingly have nails hammered into their palms and feet before being ‘crucified’ by attendants dressed as Roman centurions, it says.

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