Easter Monday 

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Easter Monday is the most important Christian holiday. On this day Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection.

Easter Monday is observed mostly by Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodoxy, and other denominations who refer to it by different names such as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, and Dyngus Day.

The day concludes the period observing Christ’s resurrection and the events leading up to his crucifixion. Its observance can be dated back to the 15th century, celebrating Christ’s return to earth.

According to Office Holiday’s website, the name Easter is derived from ‘Ostara’ or ‘Eostre’, a pagan goddess of fertility, whose feast was celebrated on the Vernal Equinox.

In most languages other than English and German, the holiday’s name is derived from Pesach, the Hebrew name of Passover, a Jewish holiday to which the Christian Easter is intimately linked.

The dates when Easter is celebrated vary from year to year. Matthew, Mark, and Luke indicate one date, whereas John indicates a different date.

However to early Christians, the return of Christ for a second time was close, therefore they didn’t worry too much about dates.

Many people use the day to be with friends and family and may participate in traditional activities such as decorating Easter eggs or having a special Easter meal.

Eggs are decorated because they were formerly a forbidden food during Lent, 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.

HAPPY Easter Monday!

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