Look down, and see when eastern is in 2014. You will find all the important dates, and many important informations, too.
Easter is one of the biggest christian holiday, it is the memorial day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But do you know what is the connection between the easter egg, the bunny, and the sprinkling? And why is it
always on a different calendar day?
Easter is a so called moving feast of the christian church: in the year 325 the first synod of nicea decided that in every year the first sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox we celebrate the Easter sunday.
Why the bunny? In the old, pagan times, this time of the year was the reborn of the nature and the feast of fertility, so around the spring equinox. In the german terriotories these two part of the life belonged to Ostra, the goddess of spring, and she was the name giver of the english name "Easter" and the german name "Ostern".
Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 or as late as March 10.