Christians all over the world are busy with their holy week, which will end on the day after Easter. This year, the holy festival falls on 5 April.
The Friday in Easter week is known as Good Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday. It is the day when Jesus Christ's crucifixion took place, leading to his death at Calvary.
Sunday is celebrated as the Easter Day as it is on this day that Christ resurrected. Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross.
Easter is a holy festival, during which special prayers are sung in praise of Jesus Christ in church. It is then followed by an elaborate Sunday mass, with happy music being played in the background. People also decorate eggs as part of the celebration and they are known as "Easter Eggs".
Check out the above slideshow of Easter greetings and also look below for a few wishes to send to family and friends:
- "May you feel the joy of the presence of Jesus. The Lord has risen to bless us this Easter. And I pray that the love of God is resurrected, reborn and renewed in your heart. Happy Easter."
- "The story of Easter is the story of Gods wonderful window of divine surprise."
- "The seasonal remembrance of resurrection is here again, and whole world is reminded of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, son of God, saviour of mankind."
- "The best thing about Easter Sunday is being with family and good friends. Happy Easter!"
- "Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness."