Celebrating the Easter Holiday
By Mary Fairchild, About.com Guide
All About Easter
On Easter Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Find practical and spiritual information about Easter, including calendar dates, celebration ideas, Bible verses, devotionals, and many more resources associated with the Easter holiday.
- Holy Week Timeline
- What is Easter?
- When is Easter 2014?
- When is Easter 2015?
- Orthodox Easter Dates
- Orthodox Easter: Customs & Foods
- Why Do Easter Dates Change?
- What is the Paschal Full Moon?
- The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
- 7 Proofs of the Resurrection
- Bible Verses for Easter
- Top Christian Movies for Easter
- Easter Devotional: What is My Purpose?
- What is Lent?
- Fun Easter Ideas for Christian Families
Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Find practical and spiritual information about Good Friday, including inspirational articles, holiday customs, and many more resources associated with the Good Friday holiday.
- What is Good Friday?
- When is Good Friday?
- The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
- Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
- Timeline of Jesus' Final Hours
- 6 Co-Conspirators in the Death of Jesus
- 7 Last Words of Jesus
- The Passion of Christ
- The Nail - Poem About the Crucifixion
Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter. Also referred to as "Holy Thursday" or "Great Thursday" in some Christian denominations, Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Find practical and spiritual information about Maundy Thursday, including inspirational articles, holiday customs, and many more resources associated with the Maundy Thursday holiday.
On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. Find practical and spiritual information about Palm Sunday, including an explanation of the holiday, Christian customs and dates for the Palm Sunday holiday.
- What is Palm Sunday?
- When is Palm Sunday?
- Palm Sunday Story - The Triumphal Entry
- What is the Significance of Palm Branches on Palm Sunday?
In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent. Find practical and spiritual information about Ash Wednesday, including an explanation of the holiday, the observance of Lent, Christian customs, and more resources associated with the Ash Wednesday holiday.