Easter is a Christian holiday that commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Christ, which makes it one of the most important times of the year for Catholics. “It’s not a national holiday when we remember what happened. This is to relive the death and resurrection of the Son of God, “said Father Luis Rivas, professor of the Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University Argentina (UCA).
Over time, the tradition of painting eggs was incorporated into the feast of Easter and today eggs are a universal symbol. For many, the egg resembles the resurrection. Even many other civilizations such as the Romans, Chinese and Persian, used it as a universal symbol of fertility and birth, also associating concepts such as happiness and joy.
The practice of giving eggs painted and decorated started during the middle Ages. Some argue that this habit stems from the prohibition established the Catholic Church to consume eggs, between the ninth and eighteenth centuries.
Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its date of celebration varies between March 22 and April 25, as it takes place the Sunday following the first full moon of spring in the northern hemisphere.
Good Friday is another day at work for many Americans, as it is not a national holiday. Some people may choose to take a day off work and have a long “Spring Break” weekend. In some states, employees are given a day off on Good Friday.
Some homes keep a quiet atmosphere, with little or no outside activities and limited television, radio, and computer use, in observing Good Friday. Others choose to play music such as JS Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion. Some people bake hot cross buns, a traditional Good Friday sweet.
Some Christians may attend special church services or prayer vigils. Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth. Some Catholics treat Good Friday as a day of fasting, while others observe a partial fast involving the exclusion of meat.
Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, although it is a state holiday in some states.
On this day the Church celebrates the glorious Passion of Jesus and his victorious death. It highlights the Holy Cross as a symbol of salvation.
All Fool’s Day originated in the Hindu festival of Huli or Holi, celebrated in March to commemorate the defeat of evil. Originally lasting for five days, the modern version of this festival covers two days only. On the first day, a bonfire is lit and, on the second, people throw colored powder and water over each other. Holi celebrations are associated with the Hindu Demoness, Holika