Easter Day 2020: History, Significance, Dates, Celebration & Other Details

Easter Day 2019; History, Significance, Dates, Celebration & More

             Easter Day 2020 History, Significance, Dates, Celebration: Easter is the main festival and holiday in the Christian faith which is also known as Resurrection Sunday or Pascha in Greek and Latin. This year in 2020 Easter is going to be celebrating on 12 April 2020, Sunday.

Why We Celebrate Easter?

Easter is a Christian festival which celebrates the revival of Jesus from the dead, which is described in the New Testament as happened on the third day of his funeral after his execution by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, headed by Lent (or Great Lent), which is a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and reparation.

The most of the Christians mention to the week earlier Easter as “Holy Week”—it covers the days of the Easter Triduum, comprising Maundy Thursday, honouring the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, remembering the execution and death of Jesus.

In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, initiates on Easter Sunday as well as on the lasts seven weeks, concluding with the approaching of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. While on the other hand in Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha starts on Pascha and conclude with the approaching of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

How do we figure out when Easter is?

In order to figure out that when to celebrate Easter, you should know the movement of the moon as the date of Easter differs as it is determined by the moon. But Easter commonly falls on the first Sunday later the first full moon on or afterwards the spring equinox.

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This year, the first full moon after the equinox is going to be on April 19. The first Sunday after that will be on April 21.

Dates of Easter in Coming Years

YearFull MoonJewish PassoverAstronomical EasterGregorian EasterJulian Easter
201921 March20 April24 March21 April28 April
20208 April9 April12 April12 April19 April
202128 March28 March4 April4 April2 May
202216 April16 April17 April17 April24 April
20236 April6 April9 April9 April16 April
202425 March23 April31 March31 March5 May
202513 April13 April20 April20 April20 April

What Do People Do on Easter?

Easter is celebrated in North America by Protestants, where they go to the service early in the morning or in the evening. This celebration of Easter is associated with the story of the Gospel in which it was talked about the revival of Jesus, which they say: Mary went to the tomb when it was dark, and returned at dawn. Sunrise is the moment of rejoicing, for darkness is dispelled.

Easter Celebration

Christians on Easter headed to the church in order to celebrate. Numerous churches have services at the sunrise, for the reason that it was at dawn that Jesus’s tomb was revealed to be empty (Matthew 28:1). Sunrise services are held outside by tradition.

Easter services are a delighted time and most services employ special triumph songs, comprising the classic one “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”

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Easter is also a feast day, so traditionally the day is accompanied by a large meal, idyllically the featuring foods you might not intake while fasting.

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