Passover to the Jewish people, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Easter to the Christians is the most important festival in the Christian calendar.
By holding on to Christian values, the true observance of Easter helps remind each of us of the journey of what Christ endured before His crucifixion.
For many Christians the significant journey starts from Ash Wednesday.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities. Fasting could be off food, chocolates, sweets, fried food, but it is not mandatory.
During the Easter season, Christians each year believe that Jesus truly defeated death, by ascending to Heaven after his resurrection. It celebrates God raising his son, Jesus, from the dead, which for Christians symbolizes Jesus’ destruction of the power of sin and the possibility of an afterlife. This is what makes Easter, the honoured Christian calendar event.