Easter Day 2023 Date, History, Importance of Eggs, Celebration & More
Easter is celebrated 2 months after Christmas and it is a very sacred festival for Christians. There is no fixed date to celebrate Easter Day or Easter Sunday and every year it is celebrated on a different day.
This festival is celebrated in the joy of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. In this article, we are sharing with you the history, date of 2023, celebration, and significance, which you can read below.
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Easter Day 2023 Date
This year Easter will be celebrated on 9th April 2023 and the date of celebration of this festival is decided according to the lunisolar calendar which is similar to the Hebrew calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25, and many old churches around the world use the Julian calendar to determine the date of this day.
History Of Easter
According to Christianity, thousands of years ago, the followers of Judaism felt that Jesus Christ was spreading misconceptions among the people by calling himself the son of God, due to which Pontus Pilate, the commander of the Roman emperor, crucified Jesus and gave him the death penalty.
3 days after the crucifixion, Jesus Christ again appeared alive sitting near his tomb and after staying for 40 days with some of his followers, he appeared in the form of a shining light and went to heaven.
Easter Day is celebrated for 40 days because of Jesus Christ’s stay with his followers for 40 days after the resurrection but officially the Easter festival lasts for 50 days.
According to Eastern Christianity, these holy days may be called Holy Pascha, Easter Sunday, Easter Sunday, Pascha, or Pascha’s Sunday.
Importance of Eggs in Easter and Celebration
Eggs are very important in the festival of Easter and on this day people make egg-shaped sweets, Easter egg Bunny and gift eggs to each other because it is believed that eggs are the message of a new origin and new beginning of life. Many people break the egg and keep it in the house because they believe that Jesus came out after breaking his tomb.
In the first week of Easter, people of the Christian religion decorate their homes with candles along with fasting. These days all the churches are also decorated by lighting candles and recitation of the Bible is done, listening to which all the people go there in large numbers.
On this day people organize a feast in which cakes, cookies, pastries, and many dishes are served and many families celebrate Easter together.
Christians celebrate the week before Easter as Holy Week, which is included in the days of the Easter Triduum and is also called the Paschal Triduum, Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, or Three Days.
People of all religions celebrate the festival of Easter and like to be a part of Easter parades, egg hunting, etc. This festival connects people with each other and gives the message of new hopes, new beginnings, love, peace, and co-existence.
Easter Day FAQs
Q. When is the easter day in 2023?
A. Easter day will be celebrated on 9th April 2023.
Q. What is the significance of the egg on Easter Day?
A. The egg is very important on Easter day because it is seen as a new beginning and it is believed that when Jesus Christ was crucified, he was resurrected from his grave and the egg is a symbol of that. Due to this red color design is also done on the egg in this festival and red color is considered the holy blood of Jesus.
Q. Is Easter celebrated on the same day all over the world?
A. Yes, Easter is celebrated on the same day all over the world.