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Easter Marina Cubero

Easter Marina Cubero

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Easter (Old English: Ēostre; Greek: Πάσχα, Paskha; Aramaic andHebrew:
Pasḥa,) is the central feast in the Christianliturgical year.[1] 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[2](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.
Easter is linked to the JewishPassover by much of its symbolism,as well as by its position in thecalendar. In many Europeanlanguages, the words for "Easter"and "Passover" are etymologicallyrelated or homonymous.[3] The term"Pascha", from the same root, is alsoused in English to refer to Easter.Easter customs vary across theChristian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. In theWestern world, customs such as egghunting and Easter Bunny extendfrom the domain of church, and oftenhave a secular character.

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