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A Sunday between March 22 and April 25
The meaning of many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Their origins lie in pre-Christian religions and Christianity. All in some way or another are a "salute to spring," marking re-birth. The white Easter lily has come to capture the glory of the holiday. The word "Easter" is named after Eastre, the goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox （春分）.
People celebrate the holiday according to their beliefs and their religious denominations （命名）. Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday as the day that He was resurrected （复活）. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service, a religious gathering at dawn, to the United States.
This year Easter will be celebrated on Sunday April 11, 2004. On Easter Sunday children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of candy. He has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize.
easter is a religious holiday that commemorates the resurrection of jesus christ three days after his death by crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. for christians, easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family.
the genesis of easter was rooted in pagan gods that were worshiped prior to canada's existence; but for canada, easter began and continues to be celebrated as a christian event.
in many churches easter is preceded by a season of prayer, abstinence, and fasting called lent. this is observed in memory of the 40 days' fast of christ in the desert. in eastern orthodox churches lent is 50 days. in western christendom lent is observed for six weeks and four days.