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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Easter

Today is the fifth day of 'A to Z challenge'. Friends, I am presenting the Easter Festival.
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Easter is a very important Christian festival. In ancient times controversies arose regarding the date on which the festival should  be   celebrated.  It was finally resolved. It is celebrated on the first  Sunday of a full moon after March 21. It usually falls between  March 21 and April 25.

Easter is a holy festival.  It is celebrated throughout the world in all  Christian churches. The  churches are dimly lit and there are traditional   prayers, in praise of  Jesus Christ. It is followed by a mass. This is a festival,when maximum number of  people attend the Church, and form a part of the activities. The festival is also known  as Easter Sunday and Resurrection Sunday.

The festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is also considered as rebirth of Christianity. It is celebrated on the third day after Good Friday, when, Jesus came back alive, after fructification on the Cross. The festival also marks the end of  forty days  period of fasting, known as, Lent.  The festival is celebrated in two parts ie. the religious part and the feasting part.



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We must teach our children to imbibe the spirit of Love, as God is  Love. We must help the needy and share the Easter spirit with them by teaching them the importance of the day.
Resurrect  the Jesus  inside us  and follow His path of helping and en-lighting our spirit  by


trying to apply his teachings in our daily life.    
  
Easter Eggs.
Easter has always been a time for feasting and celebration. Dishes made from eggs are very popular . Eggs  are painted and decorated.They form a part of the platter of marshmallow bunnies, jelly beans  and many more decorated delicacies in beautiful baskets.  

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Day 5

40 comments:

  1. Easter egg hunt is something children really enjoy. These days the market is flooded with colorful, decorated easter eggs here in US.

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    1. Reshma , you must be enjoying the spirit of Easter.

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  2. I had only heard abt Easter, today after reading your post I can say I know a bit abt it :) Thanks Usha :)

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    1. I am happy that you have liked this information.

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  3. We had Christian friends. Painting and decorating Easter eggs at their home was a great fun and enjoyable activity! Got to know a bit more about this festival. Thanks for sharing Ma'am :)

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    1. Easter festivities are really enjoyable.

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  4. A nice post again, Ushaji :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing so much about Easter and the pic of Easter eggs is so cute...

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  6. Didn't know this much about Easter :) thanks for a lovely post.
    Rajlakshmi
    #atozchallenge

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  7. Easter eggs were such fun. Thanks for that post.

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  8. With the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs, the true spirit of Easter is forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Thanks Suzy and best wishes for Easter.

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  9. Easter is fun, but also with lessons- spirit of love & resurrection. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Easter always meant just one thing for me.. easter bunnies :D though i didnt knw wat they were! today i got a little insight about the festival :)

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    1. Thank you Swathi. I am happy that you liked it.

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  11. I have always wondered why Easter was always on a different day every year! Thank you for clearing that up. :) I love Easter, every facet of it!

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    1. I am happy that your doubts were cleared. Thank you Dear.

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  12. Dear Ushaji, The details on your posts can be a Wikipedia on festivals and they are from diverse culture and religion. Very nice read as well.

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    1. Thank you Jayanta for your words of appreciation.

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  13. that was enlightening!! and colourful too!

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  14. Lovely :) :) Easter eggs are something's that I adore!!!

    Stri

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  15. Easter is a joyous occasion for me. I will be baking Easter buns and watching the classic movie reruns like Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments. I love these. Wonderful article for your theme. http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle Best wishes for Easter.

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  16. This was so informative, Usha Ma'm :) I'm in love with the diversity you are bringing in !

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    1. Thank you Sreeja Glad you liked it.

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  17. Easter is coming soon! This was a great post! And love how your series so far!

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    1. Thank you Danny Simon. Best wishes for Easter.

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  18. Hello ...Ma'm love your write ups and your stories :)
    Would like to gift you with the Sunshine Award ....hope you accept it :)

    http://drsushreedash.blogspot.in/2014/04/here-comes-my-first-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you Sushree for such sweet comments. I have already accepted your gift. It is precious for me Kindly see my post on this subject.

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  19. never knew so much about Easter. I have an easter invitation this sunday and so this made a good read for me. Thank you, Ma'am.

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    1. Thank you Asha. Would be happy to share with you your experience at the Easter party.

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