Christians are marking one of the most significant seasons in their calendar: the time to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some of the ceremonies associated with this time are joyful.
The Easter holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday which isthe celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles.
Good Friday- a day on whichJesus’ crucifixion is observed, followed by Easter Sunday. However, Easter falls on a different date each year.Easter Sunday and related celebrations, such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday, are considered “moveable feasts,” although, in West which follows the Gregorian calendar, Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th.
In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which adheres to the Julian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday between April 4th and May 8th each year.while Easter Sunday serves as the start of the season of Pascha (Greek for “Easter”), which ends 40 days later with the holiday known as the Feast of the Ascension.
In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Easter rituals start with the Great Lent, which begins on Clean Monday (40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays). The last week of Great Lent is referred to as Palm Week, and it ends with Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday which Palm marks the beginning of Holy Week, which ends on Easter.