March 27, 2016 is Easter Sunday
2016 Easter Sunday falls on March 27 this year, with Good Friday on March 25, and Easter Monday on March 28.
What is Easter and why Christians celebrate it?
Easter is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
According to the New Testament, Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday, and came back to life three days later. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday, which also marks the end of Lent, a 40 day period of fasting which begins on Ash Wednesday. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Good Friday and commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Why does the Easter date move every year?
How are Easter dates decided? Well, the holiday is a movable feast but it always falls somewhere between March 21 and April 25 every year. It’s calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring. The full moon is known as the Paschal (Passover) Full Moon.
NowChild Blog wishes every Christian a successful Lent and a Happy Easter in advance!