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Published on 17th April, 2022 1 min read


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Today is Easter Sunday, the most important event of the Christian calendar. Marking the end of Lent (a period of remembrance lasting for 40 days, in which many Christians give up certain luxuries, such as eating unhealthy foods, drinking alcohol, or smoking) Easter commemorates the resurrection of Christ, three days after his crucifixion. Traditionally, Christians celebrate this event by attending church, spending time with their families, and giving each other Easter eggs (often made of chocolate) as gifts. Eggs symbolise rebirth and, in this context, they represent the return of Christ, and everlasting life. 

British Online Archives would like to wish all those celebrating this festival a very Happy Easter!

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