Someone recently asked this question on a forum I am a member of. I just anted to reply properly that’s why this post is being written.
Although I already tried to explain the basic reason behind the celebration of Easter in the main page (Easter| When is Easter| Good Friday| Easter Sunday) of this blog, yet I will try to explain in deep in this post.
Easter is a Christian festival that is celebrated by people all over the world who believe in the concept of Christianity or Jesus Christ. Easter Sunday is considered the day when Jesus Christ rose back from the dead three days after being crucified by the Romans. Christian people celebrate this occasion to welcome Jesus back and to honor the spirit of birth and life.
It is said that Jesus Christ, commonly believed as the Son of God was arrested, and sentenced by by Pontius Pilate, and was ultimately crucified by the Romans. The day of the crucifixion of Jesus was a Friday and is known as Good Friday. It is believed by the Christian community that three days after his death, Jesus came back to life. The day was a Sunday, and is commonly known as Easter Sunday.
So, the reason of celebrating Easter is simple. According to Christians, the day is celebrated to welcome Jesus back. It is usually symbolized by Easter Eggs and Easter bunnies, who both are the symbols of life.
Easter is a week long festival. It involves many activities, games, feast, gathering, parties, and greetings. Easter wishes, greetings, and Easter cards are exchanged by people with each other to wish and celebrate the occasion. It is also very common for communities to organize Easter fun activities and games for kids as well as adults.
Overall, Easter is a jolly festival celebrated by everyone, with or without a reason.