Easter Sunday falls on the 17th April 2022, the culmination of Holy Week and one of the most important dates in the Christian calendar.
Also called Pascha (Aramaic, Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration comes from the 2nd century, though the commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection probably occurred earlier.
Easter has numerous traditions, many of which are derived more from folk customs than from the bible. For example, the use of decorated Easter Eggs began in the 13th century. The church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week, but chickens continued to lay eggs during that week, and the notion of specially identifying those as “Holy Week” eggs brought about their decoration. The egg itself became a symbol of the Resurrection. Just as Jesus rose from the tomb, the egg symbolizes new life emerging from the eggshell.
To all our colleagues, customers and friends observing this religious event, we wish you a very happy Easter!