Happy Easter!!

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Easter is the central religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and AD 36. Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a season of fasting, prayer, and penance.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the vernal equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on March 21 (regardless of the astronomically correct date), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies between March 22 and April 25. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar whose March 21 corresponds, during the twenty-first century, to April 3 in the Gregorian Calendar, in which calendar their celebration of Easter therefore varies between April 4 and May 8.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In most European languages the feast called Easter in English is termed by the words for passover in those languages and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate passover.

Relatively newer elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike


The Easter Bunny or Easter Hare (sometimes Spring Bunny in the U.S.) is a character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs, who sometimes is depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning.

The Easter Bunny is very similar in trait to its Christmas holiday counterpart, Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holiday. It was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Frankenau's De ovis paschalibus (About the Easter Egg) referring to an Alsace tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter Eggs (and the negative impact of too much egg consumption).


Easter eggs or spring eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime.

The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.

The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning. Otherwise, they are generally put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.

We wish you a Happy Easter!!
Have a wonderful Sunday Hug!!!
IF Dev Team, Tamil Section
P.S. we will soon be kick starting a Creativity Workshop with many tutorials on how to make siggies/ banners/ VMs/ Avatars by our beloved Siggy/ VM makers here on!!!  Hope to catch you all there!! 

Edited by MP_Radha - 04 April 2010 at 12:22am

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Wow...Great post Aishu,....Thanks

To all of my buddies in IF

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Posted: 04 April 2010 at 1:59pm | IP Logged
Happy Easter to all of you !!
I heard that a month before the Easter, you should be away from something you are addicted to .. so guys, from what were you separated ? personally I don't celebrate Easter Embarrassed
anyways have a nice get-together with your family !

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Posted: 04 April 2010 at 2:08pm | IP Logged

Easter bring Fun, Easter bring Happiness,
Easter bring God Endless Blessings,
Easter bring fresh loveā€¦
Happy Easter to You
with all best wishes

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Posted: 04 April 2010 at 10:24pm | IP Logged



if anyone found any rotten eggs please pass to Meli AKA Aahanna and Aisha_Muka AKA MP_Radha

Edited by honeydaisy - 04 April 2010 at 10:35pm

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Posted: 05 April 2010 at 5:05pm | IP Logged
Happy Easter everyone & Good Friday too.

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Posted: 06 April 2010 at 4:30am | IP Logged
Happy Easter every one , though belated..
and Atina grrrrrr, all those candy filled eggs...
not one was sent to me....I shall remember this....
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