Easter (Old English: Ēostre; Greek: Πάσχα, Paskha; Aramaic andHebrew:
Pasḥa,) is the central feast in the Christianliturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rosefrom the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Hisresurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday(also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). The chronologyof his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to bebetween AD 26 and 36, traditionally 33.Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer,and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, andit contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and deathof Jesus. Easter is followed by fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation tothe civil calendar. It occurs during the spring, in March or April;the method for determining the date of Easter Sunday is complex,based on lunisolar calendar.