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The meaning of Easter

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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IT IS important not to forget that Easter is an important Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There are many different customs for celebrating Easter around the world, but in the UK the Friday before Easter Sunday is called Good Friday and the Monday after is given as a bank holiday.

Celebrations have long included painting eggs, which represent Jesus' empty tomb.

Nowadays people tend to give each other Easter eggs and have Easter egg hunts for eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny.

Easter is not a fixed holiday and the date tends to vary between March 22 and April 25.

Easter Sunday will be celebrated this year on April 20.

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