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A Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Spring feast of the Christian church, commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus. It is a moveable feast, falling on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox (21 March); that is, between 22 March and 25 April.
The English name derives from Eoster, Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, who was honored in April.
Dyed easter eggs, and pieces of candy shaped like eggs, young chickens, ducklings, lambs or rabbits—all symbolizing new life—are given to young children.
Foods traditionally eaten at Easter are those containing sugar, eggs, and butter—the foods that have not been eaten during Lent. In some Orthodox churches the Easter service begins before midnight on Easter Saturday and continues until the early morning of Easter Sunday. Baskets of festive food are blessed in church and taken home for breakfast.
The traditional greeting for Christians at Easter and for 40 days afterwards is “Christ is risen!”, to which the reply is “He is risen indeed, alleluya!”