Why do we celebrate Easter Sunday? Easter is one of the most significant festivals which celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is believed that Jesus, who was the son of God, died for everyone’s wrong-doings and then came back to life three days later to defeat death and evil, often called the ‘resurrection.
However, the date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. The festival follows a 40-day period of fasting called Lent. The Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.
When is Easter in 2021?
Easter is a moveable feast, not held on the same date every year. It usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon. This year Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 4, 2021. On this day people eat ham and dye eggs.
What do you understand by the word Easter?
As per an eighth-century scholar, Easter is derived from Eastra, the name of the ancient German Goddess of Spring and fertility. According to some, it is ‘the season of the growing sun’ or ‘the season of new birth.’
Easter 2021: How people celebrate
Easter represents the accomplishment of God’s promises to mankind, it is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. On this day people are mostly involved in charitable causes and sing happy prayers in the church to commemorate the rising of Jesus Christ from death.
“Christ the Lord is risen today, sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens and earth reply.” -Charles Wesley
Here are some wishes, quotes, images for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Telegram that you can send to your loved ones on Easter.
Wishes, quotes, images for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Telegram
- Have a wonderful holiday filled with happiness, love, and faith. Happy Easter 2021 to you and your family!
- May God shower you with blessings, love, and peace. Wishing you a blessed and holy Easter!
- Sending you lots of love and blessings. Wishing you a joyous holiday. Happy Easter 2021!
- Wishing you and your family an Easter full of blessings. Happy Easter 2021!
- May the day bring you peace and joy. Have a beautiful Easter!
Happy Easter Sunday 2021 | Representational image
Happy Easter Sunday 2021: Quotes
“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther King Jr
“If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave but it won’t stay there.” -Clarence W. Hall
“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” -Kate McGahan
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” -Janine di Giovanni
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” -S.D. Gordon