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Easter, a significant Christian festival, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. While India is a culturally diverse country with various religious traditions, Easter holds significance for the Christian community. Here is a general overview of the origin and history of Easter in India:

  1. Christian Arrival in India: Christianity has a long history in India, dating back to the arrival of St. Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century CE. St. Thomas is believed to have brought Christianity to India and established a Christian community in Kerala, known as the Saint Thomas Christians or Syrian Christians.

  2. Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Easter is rooted in the biblical account of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus was crucified and buried, and on the third day, he rose from the dead. This event is considered the cornerstone of Christian faith and the central theme of Easter.

  3. Celebration of Easter: The celebration of Easter is characterized by a range of religious and cultural practices among Christians in India. The exact customs and traditions may vary among different Christian denominations and regions.

  4. Church Services: Christians in India attend special church services on Easter Sunday, which is the culmination of Holy Week, the period leading up to Easter. These services often include prayers, hymns, scripture readings, and sermons centered around the resurrection of Jesus.

  5. Easter Vigil and Midnight Mass: Many churches hold an Easter Vigil service, which begins on Holy Saturday night and continues into the early hours of Easter Sunday. The vigil often includes the lighting of the Paschal candle, symbolic of Christ's resurrection, and the celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter. Midnight Masses are also held in some places to mark the beginning of Easter Sunday.

  6. Joyful Celebrations: Easter is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm by Christians across India. People exchange greetings of "Happy Easter" and engage in festive activities. Traditional Easter foods, such as Easter eggs, cakes, and sweets, are prepared and shared among family and friends.

  7. Cultural Practices: In some regions, Christians may also engage in cultural practices that have become associated with Easter, such as Easter egg hunts or egg rolling competitions. These activities are meant to symbolize new life and the resurrection.

It's important to note that while Easter is celebrated by Christians in India, the observance and traditions may vary among different Christian denominations and cultural contexts. The focus remains on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope and joy it brings to believers.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Sunday Mar 31, 2024 Easter 1 month ago
2025 Sunday Apr 20, 2025 Easter 10 months from now
2026 Sunday Apr 5, 2026 Easter 1 year from now
2027 Sunday Mar 28, 2027 Easter 2 years from now
2028 Sunday Apr 16, 2028 Easter 3 years from now
2029 Sunday Apr 1, 2029 Easter 4 years from now
2030 Sunday Apr 21, 2030 Easter 5 years from now
2031 Sunday Apr 13, 2031 Easter 6 years from now
2032 Sunday Mar 28, 2032 Easter 7 years from now
2033 Sunday Apr 17, 2033 Easter 8 years from now
2034 Sunday Apr 9, 2034 Easter 9 years from now
2035 Sunday Mar 25, 2035 Easter 10 years from now
2036 Sunday Apr 13, 2036 Easter 11 years from now
2037 Sunday Apr 5, 2037 Easter 12 years from now
2038 Sunday Apr 25, 2038 Easter 13 years from now
2039 Sunday Apr 10, 2039 Easter 14 years from now
2023 Sunday Apr 9, 2023 Easter 1 year ago
2022 Sunday Apr 17, 2022 Easter 2 years ago
2021 Sunday Apr 4, 2021 Easter 3 years ago
2020 Sunday Apr 12, 2020 Easter 4 years ago
2019 Sunday Apr 21, 2019 Easter 5 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.