Happy Easter 2015 HD Wallpapers, Images and Pictures now available for PC and Smart Phones download. This Easter period would be one of the best Easter period ever, as we stay to remember the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Previously, I published an article which details the Happy Easter 2015 Quotes, SMS and Wishes collection, today's stroll, I would be sharing some lovely Happy Easter 2015 HD Wallpapers, Images and Pictures.
Before I share some HD Wallpaper with you guys, let me quickly brief you about what easter is all about.
According to whyeaster, Easter is said to be the time of the Christian year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They believe that Jesus, who they believe was the son of God, died for everyone's wrong-doings and then came back to life three days later to defeat death and evil: so if you believe in Him you will live forever in Heaven.
The word 'Easter' comes from two old pagan spring festivals. The old European pagan festival of 'Ostara' that celebrated new life and Arabian Sun festival of 'Ishtar'. The early Christians took over the festivals and turned the pagan festivals of new life to mean the new life that Jesus gave the world when he rose from the dead.
Unlike Christmas, when Jesus's birth is celebrated (although we don't know what time of
year Jesus was born!), Easter is celebrated around the same time of year that he was killed. This is
because Jesus died at the time of the Jewish Passover festival.
The Passover festival dates from about 4,000 years ago when Jewish people remember that God saved them from slavery in Egypt. Jesus was a Jew and so celebrated the Passover. Passover takes place in the first month of the Jewish New Year (14-15 of the month of Nisan).
The Jewish calendar follows the cycle of the moon, so the date changes a bit every year.
The first Jewish Christians added Easter celebrations to the Passover festival and because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, so Easter Day became the first Sunday after Passover.
Over the years, the Christian festival moved in date slightly from the Jewish Passover, so they don't now have the same date, but sometimes they are very close! The Christian date for Easter also follows the moon, so it also changes every year.
To make things even more complicated, Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter, like Christmas, on a different day to Catholic and Western Christians!
For Christians, the full Easter period lasted for a long time. Easter officially starts with Lent on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Day. (Lent lasts for 40 days but you don't count the Sundays!) Then 39 days after Easter Day, Christians celebrate Ascension Day, when they remember Jesus going back into Heaven and promising to come back to earth one day. Easter officially ends 49 days after Easter Day with the Christian Festival of Pentecost or Whitsun, when Christians remember that God sent his Holy Spirit to help Christians. So Easter is a very
busy time for Christians! - (Source- Whyeaster)
Now you know how easter came about and why we celebrate easter. Without wasting much of your time, let me quickly share those lovely Happy Easter 2015 HD Wallpapers, Images and Pictures as promised.
Happy Easter 2015 HD Wallpapers, Images and Pictures For PC and Smart Phones
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Happy Easter 2015 HD Wallpapers, Images, Pictures for PC and Smartphones
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