Easter is celebrated in many parts of the world. Here are some interesting fun facts and trivia associated with this holiday tradition which are worth knowing.
1. The white lily is the official flower of Easter. The white lily represents grace and purity, which is why many churches and homes decorate with the white lily for the holiday. In fact, they’re commonly known as “Easter lilies.”
2. Easter is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians. It is because the dates for Easter in Eastern Christianity are based on the Julian calendar, while Western Christianity follows the Gregorian calendar.
3. In the US, only 12 of the 50 states recognize Good Friday as a holiday.
4. Every year Easter falls on a different day, and you can blame the moon for that. Christ’s death coincides with the Jewish Passover, which is celebrated during the first full moon after the vernal equinox, better known as the first day of spring. The rule was set for the Christian church by the council of Nicaea, stating that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.kormorant.co.za