Christians of Eastern Tradition Celebrate Easter
This year, Easter, the Resurrection in the Orthodox tradition is celebrated on 15 April. This holiday is the most ancient and joyful holiday of all the great feasts of the church year.
Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. It occurs in March or April; the method for determining the date of Easter Sunday is complex, based on lunisolar calendar.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar.