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Easter, also known as Pascha and Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian holiday that joyfully commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This significant occasion marks the culmination of Lent, a 40-day period dedicated to fasting and penance. Falling three days after Jesus's crucifixion on Good Friday, Easter serves as the concluding event in the series of holidays known as the "Passion of Christ."

Easter holds widespread appeal, attracting travel and gatherings with friends and family, as it coincides with holidays for many non-Christians. The term "Easter" finds its origins in the Middle English word "Ester," derived from the Old English word "ēastre," which may trace its roots to Ēastre, a proposed Anglo-Saxon goddess associated with dawn.

The date of Easter varies each year, consistently falling on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 in western Christianity. In the northern hemisphere, where Easter aligns with the spring season, the holiday is symbolically linked to images of new life. Bunnies, chicks, and eggs serve as representations of "new life and fertility during the springtime.".