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Holiday Invite: Easter on the Net

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

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Happy Easter!

A time for both solemn reflection and joyful celebration, Easter is the most significant experience in the Christian belief system.

Join our Easter festivities at Holidays on the Net to learn all about this pinnacle spring-time holiday. Read about how this once pagan fertility festival became the most important Christian holiday, the significance of the Lenten Season and the unique traditions of Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Of course, at Holidays on the Net, we know that Easter wouldn’t be Easter without that lovable Easter bunny (here, here, and here), the Easter egg (and here), Easter egg hunt, Easter lilies and everybody’s favorite candy, Peeps. So, we’ve also got plenty of fun facts about the lighter side of Easter, too!

And if you’ve got kids, then you’ll definitely want to check out our craft project suggestions and Easter coloring pictures at our fun Easter crafts page.

Looking for last minute holiday recipes? We’ve got a great selection at our Easter recipe page. And there’s still time to send Easter greeting with our selection of free holiday ecards.

Easter 2008 will be celebrated on Sunday March 23, 2008. Greek and Russian Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

We look forward to celebrating together!

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

(March 22) Today we're observing . . .  Easter Even

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Easter Even / Holy Saturday / The Great Sabbath (Christian)
The Saturday before Easter and last day of Holy Week.

In Roman Catholic Churches, the altar is either stripped completely bare or coloured in violet, while the administration of the sacraments is severely limited. Holy Communion is given only as Viaticum. All Masses are strictly prohibited. No Mass at all appears in the liturgy for this day, nor for the preceding day, Good Friday. Many of the churches of the Anglican Communion observe most of the same traditions, however their altars are usually stripped or coloured in black.*

* source: wikipedia – Holy Saturday

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