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What is Easter?
Easter is a major Christian festival to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his three days crucifixion at Calvary. Some old churches consider the account of resurrection as a landmark indicating Jesus Christ as a Messiah or Savior. Thus, Easter is widely celebrated as a major feast by the Christians around the world. People from different countries call Easter as Resurrection Day, Resurrection Sunday, and Easter Sunday since this festival always falls on Sunday every year. So festive is the Easter that non-Christian people sometimes take part in the celebration. More >
Also called Resurrection Sunday, Easter 2013 is one of the major festival in the Christian calendar as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The early church saw the account of Jesus? resurrection as the main indication of God?s point, declaring Jesus as the Messiah and Savior. Easter is celebrated since the fourth century and has been the center of the Christian community that even churches that traditionally do not follow other feasts of the church year celebrate Easter as the focal point of Christian faith and worship. More >
Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is a Catholic holiday celebrated annually to remember Saint Patrick. Initially a religious holiday, St Patrick’s Day has become more of a secular holiday in recent years. Commonly recognized as patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated with most fervor in Ireland as well as among Irish communities in other countries. More >
In tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday 2013 is the first day in the 2013 Lenten fasting season, where devotees prepare themselves for Easter celebration of Jesus resurrection. Ash Wednesday 2013 is proceeded by Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) or the Carnaval 2013.
Christmas 2013: A Festive Of Serenity, Joy And Shopping
Traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas in many countries is now also a celebration of the secular part of the holiday, with lots of shopping, entertainment, Christmas lights, and Santa showing up in full furs despite the fact that some are smack in the middle of the tropics. More >
Pentecost Sunday 2013
Pentecost 2013, which falls 50 days after Easter, celebrates the descent of Holy Spirit on the Apostles and marks the end of Easter season. It was also a prominent festival in the ancient Israel calendar, celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai.
Palm Sunday 2014 or Passion Sunday 2013 is a Christian festival commemorating Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. It is customary in many countries to celebrate Palm Sunday with a special mass before the blessing of palm leaves, or in some other countries, olive branches. The blessing usually takes place outside the church which also includes the reading of the Gospel that tells of how Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and how people greeted him with palms leaves. More >
Good Friday / Holy Friday / Great Friday
Good Friday 2014, known also as Holy Friday or Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Catholics and Christians all over the world commemorating the crucifixion and eventual death of Jesus Christ. The holiday is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. Many Christians and Catholics take part in fasting and penance among the observations. More >
What Is 2014 Holy Week?
Holy Week 2014, leading to the Easter 2013 is celebrated by Christians around the world to commemorate the most important events in Christianity: death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Earliest catholic reference as to the celebration and observance of the Holy Week are found in the Apostolical Constitutions in the latter half of the 3rd and 4th century. More >
What Is Christian Easter & Holy Week?
The Holy Week is among the many activities in the?Christian calendar and is one of the most celebrated by Catholics and Protestants. Christian nations all over the world unite during this time, each with their own unique way of celebrating Christ?s death and resurrection. Earliest catholic reference as to the celebration and observance of the Holy Week are found in the Apostolical Constitutions in the latter half of the 3rd and 4th century. Here, it is stated that abstinence from flesh is necessary, particularly on the Friday and Sunday of the week. Dionysius Alexandrinus wrote in his canonical epistle the 91 days of fasting, and also implied that the observance had already taken place in his time. More >