2. What is Easter?
Easter is celebrated on a
Sunday between 22nd of
March and 25th of April.
Easter is a religious holiday
that commemorates the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
three days after his death.
3. The actual conditions to determine
the date for Easter are:
• Easter must be on a Sunday.
• This Sunday must follow the
14th day of the paschal moon.
• The paschal moon is that of
which the 14th day (full moon)
falls on or next follows the day of
the vernal equinox.
• The equinox is fixed in the
calendar as 21st of March.
4. Thursday of Easter
Before 1689 in England the
king or queen washed the
feet of the poor in
Westminster Abbey every
Maundy Thursday. They also
gave them gifts of food and
clothes. In Queen Victoria's
time, the men received
clothes and shoes and the
women received 35 shillings.
5. Today rather than wash feet or give
clothing, our Queen gives out specially
made Maundy money in white and red
leather purses. The white purse contains
silver Maundy coins matching the
Queen's age in pence, 88p, while the
red purse contains ordinary money. In
2014 this is given to 88 male and 88
female pensioners, because she's 88
years old this year.
6. Good Friday of Easter
On Good Friday Christians
remember the day that Jesus was
killed on the cross. He was nailed
to a wooden cross by Roman
soldiers. This is the reason why the
cross is an important sign for
Christians today. Good Friday is a
sad day and churches never have
flowers or decorations on this day.
The church is left dark and there is
just a simple cross on the altar. It is
known as Good Friday because
Christians believe that Jesus gave
up his life for the good of
7. Easter in Spain
Thursday in Spain:
Maundy Thursday is a Christian holiday that is
celebrated on the Thursday before Sunday of
Resurrection, and that opens the Triduum. On this
day the Catholic Church celebrates the institution
of the Eucharist at the Last Supper and the
washing of the feet performed by Jesus.
8. Friday in Spain:
Friday in the Easter is called Christianity. This day
the death of Jesus of Nazareth is remembered.
On this day, the Catholic Church instructs the
faithful to fast and abstain from meat as