What is Easter?
Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week"—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.
When is Easter 2019?
Easter 2019 is on Sunday, April 21, 2019
Dates for Easter from 2019 to 2025
- Easter 2020 - April 12, 2020 - Sunday
- Easter 2021 - April 4, 2021 - Sunday
- Easter 2022 - April 17, 2022 - Sunday
- Easter 2023 - April 9, 2023 - Sunday
- Easter 2024 - March 31, 2024 - Sunday
- Easter 2025 - April 20, 2025 - Sunday
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