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Easter and Sunday
* Easter, or Resurrection Day ( Christians )-celebrated the First Sunday after the first full moon on or after the Spring Equinox, near March 21st ( between March 22 and April 25 )
* There then follows the Frühjahrsmarkt ( Spring market ) two weeks before Easter, when all the shops in the town are permitted to open on Sunday ( which is normally prohibited in Bavaria ).
* 1887 – On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of The Catholic University of America.
** The latest possible date for Easter Sunday, last in 1943.
From then on retail trade is only restricted on public holidays ( New Years Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Day of Prayer, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day ) and on Constitution Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve ( on New Year's Eve from 3 pm only ).
There is here given the whole service for every Sunday and week-day, the proper antiphons, responsories, hymns, and especially the course of daily Scripture-reading, averaging about twenty verses a day, and ( roughly ) arranged thus: for Advent, Isaiah ; Epiphany to Septuagesima, Pauline Epistles ; Lent, patristic homilies ( Genesis on Sundays ); Passion-tide, Jeremiah ; Easter to Whitsun, Acts, Catholic epistles and Apocalypse ; Whitsun to August, Samuel and Kings ; August to Advent, Wisdom books, Maccabees, Prophets.
Jesus ' death and resurrection are commemorated by Christians in all worship services, with special emphasis during Holy Week which includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Calculating the calendar of a previous year ( for the Gregorian calendar taking account of the week ) is a relatively easy matter when Easter Sunday is not included on the calendar.
However, calculating for Easter Sunday is difficult because the calculation depends on the full moon cycle.
Easter Sunday represents the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox according to the computus.
There are only 14 different calendars when Easter Sunday is not involved.
However, when Easter Sunday is included, there are 70 different calendars ( two for each date of Easter ).
On Easter Sunday, 31 March 1991, the first fatal clashes occurred when Croatian police from the Croatian Ministry of the Interior ( MUP ) entered the Plitvice Lakes national park to expel rebel Serb forces.
On Palm Sunday, 1084, Henry IV solemnly enthroned Clement at St. Peter ’ s Basilica and on Easter Day, Clement returned the favor and crowned Henry IV as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
A tradition exists in some parts of the United Kingdom ( such as Scotland and North East England ) of rolling painted eggs down steep hills on Easter Sunday.
In Easter Sunday friends and family hit each other's egg with their own.
Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
The festival is referred to in English by a variety of different names including Easter Day, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day and Resurrection Sunday.

Easter and represents
While the origin of Easter eggs can be explained in the symbolic terms described above, a sacred tradition among followers of Eastern Christianity says that Mary Magdalene was bringing cooked eggs to share with the other women at the tomb of Jesus, and the eggs in her basket miraculously turned brilliant red when she saw the risen Christ. The egg represents the boulder of the tomb of Jesus.
An Easter Bonnet represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.
The Easter Lily sometimes represents the death of Christ on the Cross, and the three days He spent in the underworld before the Resurrection.

Easter and resurrection
In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christthe cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead.
Easter () or Pascha (, Paskha ; Pasḥa ; from Pesaḥ ) is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.
The New Testament teaches that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith.
Easter is linked to the Passover and Exodus from Egypt recorded in the Old Testament through the Last Supper and crucifixion that preceded the resurrection.
The Eastern Orthodox Church liturgical calendar begins on 1 September – proceeding annually from the Nativity of the Theotokos to the celebration of Jesus ' birth in the winter ( Christmas ), through his death and resurrection in the spring ( Pascha / Easter ), to his Ascension and the Assumption of his mother ( Dormition of the Theotokos / Virgin Mary ) in the summer.
Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, the third day after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion.
Easter, the preeminent feast that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, is clearly the earliest Christian festival.
Easter is linked to the Passover and Exodus from Egypt recorded in the Old Testament through the Last Supper and crucifixion that preceded the resurrection.
The Easter Vigil is held in the night between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Easter is the celebration of Jesus ' resurrection.
Ascension Thursday, which celebrates the return of Jesus to heaven following his resurrection, is the fortieth day of Easter, but, in places where it is not observed as a Holy Day of Obligation, the post-1969 form of the Roman rite transfers it to the following Sunday.
Of these, the two most important are Christmas, which is the Feast of Christ's nativity, and Easter, which marks the anniversary of Christ's resurrection.
However, it came to be considered that Easter should be held on a Sunday, the day of the resurrection, and the First Council of Nicaea in 325 fixed the precise date for celebrating Easter so that all Christian churches in all regions should celebrate the principal festival of the Church on the same day.
The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the period which commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and ends on the evening of Easter.
This is all concluded with the Easter liturgy that occurs on Sunday night, followed by a gathering in the church where the goers can eat together and celebrate the joy of the resurrection, as well as to bring an end to their long fast.
Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the " third day " ( two days after his crucifixion ), and celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day, two days after Good Friday.
It is based on the ancient Ambrosian liturgical tradition, and contains in particular, a special rite of light (" lucernarium ") and proclamation of the resurrection of Jesus, for use before the Saturday-evening celebration of the Mass of the Sunday, seen as the weekly Easter.
The lily, a symbol of spring, was officially incorporated as Easter Seals ' logo in 1952 for its association with resurrection and new life.
* A vigil service is held after nightfall on Holy Saturday, or before dawn on Easter Sunday, in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
According to Eusebius, a number of synods were convened to deal with the controversy, which he regarded as all ruling in support of Easter on Sunday. Synods and conferences of bishops were convened, and without a dissenting voice, drew up a decree of the Church, in the form of letters addressed to Christians everywhere, that never on any day other than the Lord's Day should the mystery of the Lord's resurrection from the dead be celebrated, and on that day alone we should observe the end of the Paschal fast.

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