It happens to us that under the weights of life, we don’t have time or we forget to stop and reconsider some things. It happens to all of us. And then comes a holiday like Easter. It’s the best reminder that we should glorify life and live it, not let it pass us by. The glory and triumph of life over death, the glory of life and triumph over every obstacle, the glory of life without excuses… I love holidays, especially the big and important ones like Thanksgiving, Mothers Day, Christmas, Easter. They remind us that life is glory and growth, not just pain and struggle. Easter and the Easter spirit are an opportunity for us to stop, look inside and around us. Easter And Easter Spirit – Reminder Of Life’s Glory
Then, we can and see the world with our true eyes. These eyes see everything – good, bad, success, failure, happiness, sadness, everything …
The Greatest Christian Holiday As An Inspiration
If Christmas is the most joyous, then Easter is certainly the greatest Christian holiday. It’s easy to understand why this is so because on that day Jesus’ return to life is celebrated – his resurrection. The victory of life over death, light over darkness, good over evil… the victory over everything that pulls us down, everything that could destroy us. Always somehow around Easter, thinking about these victories, I wake up. Easter and the Easter spirit are a great inspiration and the best reminder of life’s glory, if we think about it.
Sometimes I would slap and punish myself for the hypersensitivity that pulls me down. That hypersensitivity doesn’t allow me to understand that trying to be up, to be aware and awake can bring true joy to life. In just three days, Jesus’ death and miraculous resurrection occurred. And to us, with the sunken spirit, it’s sometimes difficult to resurrect even with the spirit. It’s difficult for us to approach, to view this gift called life more optimistically, differently, more beautiful, warmer …
I know that we cannot always be happy, bubbly, positive, we should be concerned about our mental health if we are. I also know that we are not all the same and I know that we can’t skip the lessons we need to learn. But I pray that we understand how important it is to learn those lessons. It means striving to be better every day and nurturing those qualities that we would love to see in other people around us as well.
And perhaps the most important thing is to not give up, even when it’s hard for us to confront everything using our kindness. We all have a lot of problems in our lives, and there are a lot of bad people around us. Sometimes, as if they do nothing else but give others a hard time living. But we’re not them. We are us. That’s the greatness of good people. And Easter and the Easter spirit are an opportunity to remember our qualities.
Easter As The Best Reminder Of Life’s Glory
I’m happy this Easter too, without even being aware of it. I am happy for the spring that knocks on the door again, the sun, the flowers, the birds, the heat, the smell. And the happiest thing is that my kids are with me to paint the eggs, make a mess out of our apartment (creative mess) and make cakes. And then when we decide to be nice, we tidy everything up, hang out, go out in nature, enjoy egg-tossing, delicious food, and the cakes we made. Well, that’s Easter and that’s Easter magic for me.
The glory of all that I have and what I am grateful for. Awakening in the sense that what I have is not small, on the contrary, that my little is a real wealth of life. All I have to do is look at the two of them, my little kittens, who I love to call them and to be the happiest woman and person in the world.
The Easter and Easter spirit for me is also an opportunity to do what makes me happy, which is mostly writing, which is my great love. Let’s not forget that Easter is the glory and spread of happiness, love, peace … Let’s resurrect this Easter, let the best one speak from us, do all that we lacked courage because only cowardice can sometimes be an obstacle to the beauty of the life we want.
And on the other hand, Easter is an opportunity to feel the presence of Jesus and to see the way. He is absent, and He is present in all of us and lives in our hearts and blesses us daily. I have repeatedly asked myself what if we lit up the rest of our days with the light of a holiday full of love, what would our life look like? The answer is clear, and the question is only because it seems very difficult to accomplish such a thing.
When Is Easter 2021?
What is interesting about Easter is that it doesn’t fall at the same time every year. Why does the date of Easter change? Because it always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon, which follows the spring equinox in March. March or spring equinox is the moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. It mainly occurs on March 19th or 21st each year. When the spring equinox arrives (March 21st), the first full moon awaits. As a rule, if it falls on a Sunday, we celebrate Easter the next Sunday. The method of calculating the date of the celebration of Easter was established at the first assembly in Nikaya in 325th, although some provisions do seem to be rejected.
What is always the same about Easter, is that it’s the biggest Christian holiday that always falls on Sundays. Like all moving holidays, although it changes the date, Easter is always on the same day – Sunday. The date of Easter is determined by special calculations based on astronomical, mathematical and ecclesiastical measurements, and the date is moved within 5 weeks. The Easter celebration is always between March 22nd and April 25th.
Good Friday this year, 2021th, falls on April 2, and Easter will knock on our door on April 4, earlier than last year. Last year Easter was on April 12.
Differences In Western And Eastern Calendar And Easter Celebration Date
Interestingly, in early Christianity different churches used different methods of calculation. Even today, many years later, these disagreements didn’t coincide. This year also in the countries of the East, ie. in the Orthodox world Easter Sunday occurs a week later compared to the countries of the west or the Catholic part of the world. Christians in the East use the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar used in the west. This means that the full moon and equinox are calculated according to a different date. Interestingly, Orthodox Easter may fall between April 4th and May 8th and not before Jewish Passover.
Specifically this 2021, the Eastern Church will celebrate Orthodox Easter on May 2. Interestingly, on several occasions, the Easter celebrations coincided in both the East and the West. This happened in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2017. And again, east and west will celebrate Easter together in 2025. Sometimes it happens that the time differences between Easters are up to 5 weeks, which happened in 2013 and 2016.
How is This Great Holiday Celebrated?
People around the world celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelights, flowers, and church bells ringing. In some countries, Easter parades are also held during Easter. Many Christians see Easter as the biggest holiday of the church year and as a day of joy and celebration. Kids enjoy decorating their eggs and looking for eggs hidden by the Easter bunny. On this day, kids get gifts, baskets full of candy, eggs, snacks, sweets… Easter eggs and bunnies are symbols of this great holiday, and they mean fertility. There are many pagan customs left in the Easter celebration, but they’re is hard to avoid.
There are many different ways to celebrate Easter throughout Christianity. In the true sea of customs, and very often the contrary traditions too, there is one common line – colored Easter eggs. Soon, more about Easter, customs, celebration and egg coloring…
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