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Easter also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following 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 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

  • Date: April 12 2020
  • Also Called: Pascha,Resurrection Sunday
  • Significance: Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus
  • Type: Christian, cultural
  • Celebrations: Church services, festive family meals, Easter egg decoration, and gift-giving
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  • Religious Type: Christian