Easter is a Christian feast celebrated every year in late March or early April to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But what is the story of the execution of the "Son of God" by Roman soldiers 2000 years ago? have to do with chocolate eggs and magical rabbits?
According to the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus was cheated by his disciple Judas Iscariot in exchange for 30 pieces of silver after the Last Supper and arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. 19659004] Interrogated by High Priest Caiaphas as to whether he was truly "the anointed," as he claimed, Jesus' answer was sufficient to drag him before Pontius Pilate, prefect of Judea.
Pilate heard the case against Jesus, who was accused of being a subversive influence, referred the matter to King Herod, and finally asked the people of Jerusalem what they should do with the Prophet.
The mob barked for its crucifixion as blasphemer and Pila Finally, he agreed, flushing his hands off the conviction, but agreed to prevent a riot.
On Good Friday, 30AD, Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha, where he was flanked on both sides by two convicted petty criminals
For six hours, Christ tortured himself painfully from the wounds of his handcuffed hands and feet and the mocking crown of thorns pressed his forehead, during which time the sky is supposed to have darkened when he shouted: "My God, my God, why did you leave me?"
He finally died with a terrible cry as the earth quaked, the Gospels tell, and a centurion pierced his side with a lance to see if he was truly dead.
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, secret followers , took Jesus' body and buried him in a grave carved into a nearby cliff cloth and treating his flesh with myrrh and aloe before rolling a boulder in front of his entrance.
Two days later, Mary Magdalene arrived and found it Grave empty before Jesus appeared before her – a miracle interpreted by Christians as the definitive proof of the Divine on earth – and before his 11 remaining disciples in Galilee, before rising to heaven 40 days later n, to return one day.
Christians around the world experience these events every year with masses, services and processions (see Mexico's Spectacular Interpretation below), while the Passion of Jesus has been immortalized for centuries in devotional art and music.
The annual festival begins on Lent on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday, takes Ascension 39 days later and ends at Pentecost or Pentecost 10 days thereafter, the last date of the celebration of the Holy Spirit.
Lent is a time of self-denial, in which believers see for 40 no luxury goods days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter Sunday, a privation intended as a daily reminder of Christ's far greater sacrifice.
The time is celebrated with cak es, hot cross rolls and chocolate eggs, treats depicting the crucifixion and rebirth, while lilies decorate the church altars to evoke the resurrection.
These symbols – and the time of Easter near the beginning of spring – connect him to the Jewish Passover, as does the etymology of the word "Easter," which derives from "Eastre" of the Germanic Old English translation of "Passover."
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The Easter Bunny and the egg hunt associated with it obviously played no part in the Passion and stem more from the German Lutheran tradition than amusement for children.
Loose with the Virgin Mary as a symbol of miraculous fertility, the "Easter Bunny" was originally identified in 17th century folklore as Santa Claus, judging children about their behavior and deciding whether or not they deserved seasonal jams ,