Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, as recounted in the New Testament of the Bible. It is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, usually falling between late March and late April.

Easter holds profound spiritual significance for Christians worldwide. It symbolizes the triumph of life over death and hope over despair. The holiday marks the culmination of the Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and concluding with Good Friday, which recalls his crucifixion, and Easter Sunday, celebrating his resurrection.

Traditionally, Easter is a time of joyous worship, reflection, and renewal. Church services often include special hymns, prayers, and the lighting of the Paschal candle to symbolize the resurrection’s spiritual illumination. Many communities also engage in various customs such as Easter egg hunts, symbolizing new life, and the Easter Bunny, which represents fertility and abundance.

While rooted in Christian beliefs, Easter has also become a cultural celebration with diverse expressions worldwide. It is a time for families and friends to come together, share meals, and celebrate the arrival of spring. Whether observed for religious reasons or enjoyed as a time of cultural and seasonal festivity, Easter remains a time of hope, rebirth, and unity.