Easter is one of the most important Christian celebrations and it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the spring equinox.
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ's death and resurrection occurred around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first full moon following the spring equinox. This led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates each year.
This year Easter takes place from Good Friday on March 30 until Easter Monday on April 2 – making Easter Sunday fall on April 1, which is also April Fool’s day.
Today, many associate Easter with Easter eggs. The egg has many interpretations, but it is known as an ancient symbol of new life, and it has been associated with festivals celebrating spring.
From a Christian perspective, it is believed Easter eggs represent Jesus’ resurrection. The outside of the egg looks dead, but inside there is a new life, which is going to break out.
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Chocolate Easter eggs became popular because Easter is the end of the Lenten fast.