Good Friday (7 April 2023) and Easter (9 April 2023)
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.
The resurrection of Jesus, or anastasis, (Easter Sunday: April 9, 2023) is the Christian belief that God raised Jesus after his crucifixion, according to the New Testament writings as firstborn from the dead ushering in the Kingdom of God, and starting his exalted life as Christ and Lord.
According to these writings, after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples for forty days, whereafter he ascended to Heaven. During these 40 days, Jesus guided his disciples who later established the Christianity as the religion.
In Christian theology, the death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events, a foundation of the Christian faith, as commemorated by Easter.
In today’s context, we surprisingly see the Day of Easter being associated with Easter bunnies and colourful eggs. According to the theory, the symbol of the rabbit stems came from the ancient pagan tradition on which many of Easter traditions are based — the festival of Eostre, which honored the goddess of fertility and spring, having the symbol of bunnies.
Dr. T. P. Singh
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