When is Easter 2017 Date – Easter Sunday Origin, Importance & History – Easter is a festival and public holiday celebrated mainly in the United States of America. The festival celebrates resurrection of Jesus from the dead and is mainly celebrated by Christians. Easter is considered as rebirth of Christianity and is celebrated in memory of Jesus Christ. Easter is also known as Pascha and is one of the oldest Christian holidays. During the 50 days of Easter season, people follow fasting from Easter Sunday to Pentecost.
Easter Sunday is a old festival celebrated by all Christians all over the world. The festival of Easter is celebrated in month of March-April. This year the world will celebrate Easter on 16th April 2017. The Easter Calendar date is variable and depends on the lunisolar calendar. Easter always falls on Sunday.
This year, world will celebrate Easter on 16th April. The preceding week is also known as the holy week. The holy week also holds equal importance and people celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday in this week. The holy week is remembered as the day as the Last Supper while Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion and death of Lord Jesus Christ. The exact Easter Origin is not known yet. But many sources say that this day is derived from Eastore, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. The word is also believed to be derived from Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch for Passover act. The Easter is also known as Pascha which afterwards came to be known as Easter Sunday.