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What is Easter?
Easter, Pascha or Resurrection Day is the Christian religious feast that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is believed to have happened on the third day after his crucifixion.
The death of Jesus Christ is commemorated on Good Friday, which is always the Friday before Easter Sunday.
The Easter Season
The Easter season, also known as Eastertide, lasts for fifty days from Easter to Pentecost and signals the end of Lent, a forty day period of fasting, prayer and penitence.
Easter is the Christian religious feast that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is also known as Pascha in Eastern (Orthodox) Christianity.
The date of Easter is set on a luni-solar calendar, which follows the cycle of the moon, and typically falls between late March and late April (Western Christianity) and early April to early May (Eastern Orthodox Christianity).
Easter is an important season in the church year by which other dates in the religious calendar are set.