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 Easter is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated.

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2  Easter is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday [2] Christianliturgical year Jesusfrom the deadthird daycrucifixion [2]  Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.LentfastingpenanceHoly WeekGood Fridaycrucifixion and death of JesusEastertidePentecost Sunday

3  Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar.moveable feastcivil calendar . The date of Easter therefore varies between March 22 and April 25. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar whose March 21 corresponds, during the 21st century, to April 3 in the Gregorian Calendar, in which calendar their celebration of Easter therefore varies between April 4 and May 8.Eastern ChristianityJulian CalendarGregorian Calendar

4  Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. In the Western world, customs such as egg hunting and the Easter Bunny extend from the domain of church, and often have a secular character. Easter customsEaster eggsWestern worldegg huntingEaster Bunny 

5  Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in March, April, or May. It complements Father's Day, the celebration honoring fathers.Father's Day

6  Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele or the Roman festival of Hilaria. The modern US holiday is not directly related to theseCybeleHilaria

7  As the US holiday was adopted by other countries and cultures, the date was changed to fit already existing celebrations honouring motherhood, like Mothering Sunday in the UK or, in Greece, the Orthodox celebration of the presentation of Jesus Christ to the temple (2 February). In some countries it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion, like the Virgin Mary day in Catholic countries, or the birthday of the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic countries. Other countries changed it to historical dates, like Bolivia using the date of a certain battle where women participated. See the "International history and traditions" section for the complete list.OrthodoxJesus ChristVirgin MaryMuhammad

8  Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on 25 th of December as a religious and cultural holida y by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. [7] Chris tmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, [8][9][10] is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, [1][11][12] and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.the birthJesusChrist25December asreligiousculturalholida yaround the worldfeastChristianliturgical yearAdventtwelve daysChristmastide [7]civil holidaymany of the world's nations [8][9][10] [1][11][12]Christmas and holiday season

9  Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. [23] Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non- Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the givingChristmas musiccarolingChristmas cardschurchspecial mealChristmas decorationsChristmas treesChristmas lightsnativity scenesgarlandswreathsmistletoehollySanta ClausFather ChristmasSaint NicholasChristkind [23] 

10  New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year's Day is the closest thing to being the world's only truly global public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnights the new year starts. January 1 on the Julian calendar currently corresponds to January 14 on the Gregorian calendar, and it is on that date that followers of some of the Eastern Orthodoxchurches celebrate the New Year. New Year's Day is a postal holiday in the United States.Gregorian calendarJulian calendarancient RomeholidayfireworksmidnightJulian calendarJanuary 14Eastern OrthodoxNew Yearpostal holidayUnited States

11  Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them. West

12  The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").romantic loveGeoffrey ChaucerHigh Middle Agescourtly lovelovers confectionerygreeting cards  Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart- shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass- producedgreeting cards.heart- shapedCupidgreeting cards  

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