What is Easter?
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead three days after his crucifixion, or Good Friday. Easter also marks the end of the 40-day fasting season of Lent. Like Christmas, Easter has been commercialized with non-religious Easter traditions and symbols, such as the Easter Bunny, eggs, baskets and chocolate eggs and bunnies.
When is Easter?
Easter 2011 falls on April 24. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox in March. Easter can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.
How do people celebrate Easter?
People celebrate Easter by going to church to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Children may wake up to Easter baskets full of chocolate and other candies left by the Easter Bunny. They then use the basket to collect hidden, candy-filled Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny.