Find Why Easter is celebrated.

What happened on Good Friday?

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.This day marks the day Jesus Christ was crucified.

What is Easter?

Easter Day, which falls on Sunday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. After being executed on a cross on Good Friday, Jesus was buried in a tomb. That first Easter, some 2000 years ago, God the Father raised Jesus from the dead.

What is the story of Easter?

The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity.
On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave. The tomb was guarded and a stone was put over the entrance, so that no one could steal the body. On the following Sunday, some women visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus himself was seen that day and for nearly 40 days afterwards by many people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead.

How Church celebrates Easter?

Easter Sunday church services vary in traditions, depending upon the denomination and style of worship. Most Easter Sunday services follow the church's standard order of worship, but usually incorporate festive music. Many churches decorate their worship spaces with Easter lilies or special liturgical banners. Some churches celebrate Holy Communion, while others observe the sacrament of baptism, which is a symbol of new life in Christ.

Why do we celebrate Easter with eggs?

The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century.
One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.