Happy Easter 2020: Easter, which is also known as Resurrection Sunday or “Pascha” in the Greek and Latin language is the main festival and holiday in the Christian faith.
This festival commemorates and remembers the Resurrection or “Rising from the Dead” of Lord Jesus Christ following his burial was held after his Crucifixion. Remembering the revival of Jesus is an approach to renew everyday faith that we have triumph over sin.
It is the end of the Passion or pains and suffering of Jesus Christ, headed by Lent, which is a 40-day period of Christ’s fasting, self-restraint, and sorrow in the wilderness.
When is Easter 2020?
Unlike Christmas (25th of December) Easter doesn’t fall on the same date, each year. The dates for the Easter Day keeps on changing for every year, along with that many other Christian festivals also fix their dates with reference to Easter.
On the basis of the mathematical calculations, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that falls on or after March 21st. Therefore, Easter can be celebrated at any time between March 22nd and April 25th.
On the other hand, Eastern and Western churches celebrate Easter as per their different calendars, even though the festivals do fall on the same date sometimes. In the year 2020, Easter is going to occur on 12th April 2020, Sunday with Good Friday to be celebrated on April 10th, 2020.
Dates of Easter in Coming Years
Here is the list of dates from the year 2020 to the year 2025 on which Easter will fall, let’s have a look…
- 2020: April 12, 2020
- 2021: April 4, 2021
- 2022: April 17, 2022
- 2023: April 9, 2023
- 2024: March 31, 2024
- 2025: April 20, 2025
Importance & Significance of Easter
Easter is a very popular Christian festival, a day that celebrates the revival of Jesus from the dead. The day is also known as the Resurrection or “Rising from the Dead” of Lord Jesus Christ.
The revival of Jesus from the dead is described in the New Testament, it happened on the third day of his funeral after his Crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. The day is the end of the Passion of Jesus, directed by Lent (or Great Lent), which is basically a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, as well as reparation.
A week earlier Easter is mentioned as “Holy Week” by the Christians as it covers the days of the Easter Triduum, which consists of Maundy Thursday, celebrating the Maundy and Last Supper, along with Good Friday, remembering the execution and death of Lord Jesus Christ.
Easter is a beautiful festival representing hope and enlightenment. This is a day of celebration for all the Christian communities which are situated all across the world who mark it with wonderful devotion, faith, as well as delightful. The devotees on this day also pray for forgiveness for their previous deeds. They also ask God in order to help them lead better lives. In addition to that, they also wish optimistic beginnings for all and meet each other with a feeling of warmth as well as brotherhood.