Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009 Quick Facts

Easter is the designated date of the Christian church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. In 2009, Easter falls on April 12. Celebrations in various parts of the world include both high church reenactments of the life of Jesus called Passion Plays, and secular events such as Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Parades.

Easter 2009 Fast Facts

1. Date: April 12, 2009
2. The oldest Christian holiday1
3. Preceded by Lent, which lasts for 40 days (six weeks)1
4. Followed by Easter Season (from Easter to Pentecost)1
5. Easter week often includes Passion Plays2
6. White House Easter Egg Roll: April 13, 20093
7. Easter Parades are held in many cities throughout the world
8. Easter Parade in New York City will be along 5th Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets, from 10am-4pm on April 12

Photo by krisdecurtis

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