Easter 2016 – When Was Easter 2016?
In the year 2016 Easter Sunday was on:
Catholic Easter Sunday in 2016 was on Sunday, March 27th. Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2016 was celebrated 7 days later, on Sunday, April 3rd. People went to Church on Easter Sunday with their families to meet and join the community celebrating Easter Holiday and kids were decorating the Easter Eggs and playing Easter games.
Every year Easter Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday following the ecclesiastical full moon. This occurs on or soonest after 21 March (in some years the calculations is varied).
Most Christians including Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion and Protestant Churches refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week” that also contains the days of the Easter Triduum.
Alternative Names for Easter Sunday
Easter Holiday’, ‘Easter Day’ and ‘Resurrection Day’ are other names Easter Sunday is being called.
What is closed on Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a religious holiday and as such there is it is normal that corporates and businesses such as Banks, Offices, USPS, Government, Universities, Colleges, Schools and more are closed.
What is Open on Easter Sunday
While most companies and businesses are closed on Easter Sunday, parks, malls and retail shops are open for the people to enjoy with their families.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter
Easter is one of the most important holiday within the Christians Holidays. We celebrate Easter Sunday because of Jesus Christ rosing from being dead after he was burried at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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Easter Vigil – When is Easter Vigil 2016?
In the year 2016 Easter Vigil was on Saturday
Easter Vigil, also called the Paschal Vigil or the Great Vigil of Easter, is a liturgy held in traditional Christian churches, on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, as the first official starting of the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus.
The Easter Vigil marks the end of Lent, where practitioners had spent the last 40 days giving up something in reverence of Christ’s sacrifice. It marks a transition from dark into light, despair to hope, spiritual emptiness to spiritual newness. It is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection and the redemptive gift He has given the world.
Although celebrated Holy Saturday evening, it is the dramatic Easter vigil liturgy that marks the beginning of Easter.
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