How Easter Celebrates the Triumph of Christ’s Resurrection in Christianity

Easter Sunday is one of the most significant and joyful holy days in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after His death by crucifixion, which conquered death and redeemed us from sin. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of the Christian gospel and affirms Him as the prophesied Messiah of Israel and the King and Lord of a new Jerusalem: a new heaven and a new earth.

Celebrating Easter involves glorifying and giving thanks for Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, the full confirmation of all that He taught and preached during His ministry, and the eternal life granted to all who believe in Him. For many Christian churches, Easter is the joyful conclusion to the Lenten season of devoted prayer, fasting, and penitence.

Easter Bunny’s Connection to Christianity goes back to the Germanic folk, who worshiped pagan gods and goddesses. One such goddess was Eostra, the goddess of fertility and spring. Due to its prolific breeding tendencies, the rabbit became a symbol for Eostra. When converted to Christianity, the Anglo-Saxons accepted the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection at Easter while still continuing the celebration of spring renewal and the rabbit’s symbolism.

Celebrating Easter involves recognizing that we can die to our old way of living and resurrect into our new life with Christ, which requires a death to self. We have full confidence that no matter what happens to us on this Earth, we can experience eternal joy with God in heaven. Our faith has no foundation if we don’t believe Jesus rose again on that Easter Sunday.

To celebrate Easter, Christians attend church services, participate in Lenten season’s final week called Holy Week, which involves commemorating Jesus’ last week before His crucifixion, and often decorate their homes and churches with Easter symbols such as eggs, bunnies, and lilies. It’s also common to exchange gifts, especially chocolate eggs, and spend time with loved ones.

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