Easter 2017 – When Was Easter 2017?
In the year 2017 Easter Sunday was on:
Catholic Easter Sunday in 2017 was on Sunday, April 16th. Orthodox Easter Sunday in 2017 was celebrated 7 days later, on Sunday, April 23rd. 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
There are 2 alternative names for Easter Sunday. The first one is Easter Day (most common after Easter Sunday). The second one is Resurrection Day related to the resurrected after the crucification that was on Friday.
What is closed on Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday is a holiday where most businesses are closed including Banks, Offices, USPS, Government, Universities, Colleges, Schools and more.
What is Open on Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday most retailers are opening their stores, shopping malls and parks are open to the public on Easter Sunday and Easter Weekend.
Why Do We Celebrate Easter
The importance of Easter holiday to Christian is coming from Jesus Christ resurrection from the dead three days after he died. Easter is probably the most important holiday for Christians worldwide.
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