According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday.
Name of Easter
The origins of the word "Easter" are not certain, but probably derive from Estre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring . The German word Ostern has the same derivation, but most other languages follow the Greek term used by the early Christians: pascha, from the Hebrew pesach (Passover).
In Latin, Easter is Festa Paschalia (plural because it is a seven-day feast)
Date of Easter
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar.
The date of Easter therefore varies between March 22 and April 25.
Eastern christianity bases its calculations on the julian calendar whose March 21 corresponds.…
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