Thursday, February 8, 2007
It's Easter ! Time again for the colored eggs, egg hunts or sweet choco treats ! Watch the li'l chicks crack out of their shells, the furry bunnies hop and skip and enjoy the many joys of the season. Reach out to your friends/ family/ associates/ dear ones with our warm and cute Easter ecards and wish them happy Easter Wishes. Wish them a joyful time and make their Easter an eggs-tra special one.

Alleluia ! The Lord is risen !"
That's the proclamation of the festival of Easter, and a time to rejoice in the glory of Christ's Resurrection. Crucified on a Friday (observed as Good Friday), our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ arose again on the following Sunday, overcoming death and darkness to save mankind and bring a spiritual revolution in this world. This was His Resurrection, the historic Rising and the threshold to Easter celebrations.

The festival of Easter or Pascua (as it's known in Spanish) is not celebrated on the same day each year and that's why Easter is called a 'movable' holiday. In fact, Easter is a multiple holiday in the sense that it is celebrated by the Eastern (Orthodox Church) and the Western church on two different days. The reason is simply because the western church uses the Gregorian calendar while the Orthodox Eastern Church uses the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is a modification of the Julian calendar and was first proposed by the Neapolitan doctor Aloysius Lilius and decreed by Pope Gregory XIII, after whom it was named, on February 24, 1582.

In the West, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday that follows the full moon which occurs on or after the vernal or spring equinox (March 21); thus, it falls between March 22 and April 25. For the Orthodox Eastern Church, Easter usually comes several weeks after that of the West. Many dates of the Christian calendar are dependent on Easter.

One of the most important of all Christian festivals, Easter is celebrated with much joy and cheer all over the world. A hippity-hoppity mood rules the Easter celebrations when the bunnies come out and the kids are all excited to hunt or make colorful Easter eggs ! The lovely lilies are in bloom, joyous Easter hymns from the Churches sweeten up the breeze, the smell of the hot cross buns take over the senses…and above all, Easter is when that extra spring is added to your steps ! So, go ahead and celebrate the colors, the bounties and the freshness of a very happy Easter !


AddThis Social Bookmark Button
posted by Dave Richards at Thursday, February 08, 2007 ¤ Permalink ¤