The festival of Easter is referred in English by a variety of different names including Easter Day, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day and Resurrection Sunday. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate Easter Sunday because Jesus rose from death. Jesus was buried on Friday and rose from death on Sunday. Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians. Even many who rarely go to church at any other time attend worship services at the church of their choice on Easter Sunday. Jesus rose from the dead on the first Sunday following the feast of Passover. They put Him to death by hanging Him on a tree or cross; but God raised Him on the third day. That’s Easter.
According to Matthew 28:1-6: “Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning and His clothing white as snow. And for fear of Him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been risen as he said”.
This is considered and known as Easter Sunday (Domhnach Cásca), an occasion for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection, in Ireland. Among Christians, it is a celebration of Jesus Christ returning from the dead. And Easter this year will have special significance in my heart because now I truly know the pain behind the death and so can really rejoice at the resurrection. Now I truly believe that Jesus died for my sins and resurrected to redeem me of all my transgressions.