the Meaning of Easter

Easter is celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere celebrating fertility and resurrection. In Christianity it commemorates the celebration of Christ, as described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion.

Easter is a moveable feast, not always on the same date in relation to our calendar. The Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter to be on the First Sunday after the full moon following the March ‘equinox’, day time and night time being of the same duration – the northern and the southern hemispheres are illuminated equally.