Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the Christian calendar, steeped in  tradition and ritual developed over centuries. It also has its secular side: the familiar bonnets, bunnies and those irresistible foil-wrapped chocolate eggs nestled into beds of neon grass. With all of these distractions, it’s easy to see how the religious message of Easter can sometimes get crowded out of the picture. This Web Guide can help you rediscover the history, beliefs, symbolism and practice of Easter.

What is Easter?

The sites below examine the meaning, the history and the traditions of Easter. While different ... read more »


The Easter season begins with Lent, a time for repentance and preparation that starts on Ash ... read more »

Holy Week

Holy Week is the final week of Lent, beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday. Many ... read more »

Easter Sunday: Traditions and Symbols

After the somber and solemn Lenten season, Easter Sunday is a day teeming with energy and ... read more »

Celebrating Easter with Your Children

The following Web sites offer a few tips for parents who wish to emphasize the spiritual meaning of ... read more »

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