Thursday, April 21, 2011


I know I am writing this early. The reason for this is we may be going up north tomorrow to spend the Holiday with my boyfriend's family and my family. I just wanted to make sure that I had this posted for everyone.

Easter is the central feast in the Christian Liturgical year. It is told in the gospel that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday.

Easter marks the end of Lent. Lent is a forty day fasting, prayer and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week. This contains Good Friday, Commemorating the Crucifixion and the Death of Jesus. The Lamb is a used for a sign of the Crucifixion.

Easter is a movable feast. This means it is not a fixed date in the relation to the civil calendar. It occurs in the Spring in March or April. The method to determine the date for Easter Sunday is complex, based on the lunisolar calendar. 

Easter customs vary across the christian world. By decorating eggs, egg hunts, the Easter Bunny. Customs like the egg hunt and the Easter Bunny extend from the domain of Church.

Sun rise service is in reflect to the gospel account of the woman coming to the tomb at dawn on the first day of the week. The tradition to sun rise service use to take place in the church cemetery, yard or at a nearby park.

Easter has extended beyond church. Such customs as Easter games, outfits, egg rolling, decorating eggs. Today's date Easter is commercially important with wide sales of greeting cards, chocolate eggs and bunnies, marshmallow eggs and bunnies, jelly beans, filling the Easter baskets and hiding the eggs and baskets. 

I think a lot of people forgot the reason for Easter Sunday lately. That is why I am writing this post. I am not a very big church going person but I do believe in Jesus. I just hope nobody does take any offense in this I am not trying to hurt anyone in anyway. I just thought I would post something about Easter Sunday.


  1. I really liked this. I wish people would use Easter not as a commercial holiday and use it for what it is meant to be. In how Jesus died for us. I not saying too have fun. We have forgot what family is about. I hope people just take a moment of this weekend. And think about what it means. And if you can be with your family's not at a store. Happy Easter to all. Janette

  2. I went to see the movie 'Hop' few weeks ago and found it a bit weird that the movie touches mainly about Easter; which is very foreign to us. We do have certain states declaring Good Friday as a public holiday since they have Christians as majority. The most I see everywhere in books are the Easter eggs and I find them artistic and bautiful! Happy Easter you guys!

  3. Janette- This is the reason I wrote this. People do forget what the Holiday's mean. The kids just want more stuff for themselves. The stores are looking for the money and don't care if the people that work for them would like to be with there families.

    HLisa- Thank you for your comment. I have not been able to see that movie. The Easter books are really nice for the kids. I hope you and the family are doing good.