Christians gather together on Easter Sunday for a Sunrise Service. This service takes place on a hill side so everyone can see the sun rise.
Some Christians take part in an Easter vigil, lighting a new fire outside the church early on Sunday morning. The Paschal candle, decorated with studs to celebrate Christ's wounds, may be lit from the fire and carried into the church where it is used to light the candles of the worshippers. The Easter Eucharist is a particularly joyful service. It is a popular time for baptisms and renewal of baptism vows.
Some churches have an Easter Garden. A stone is placed across the mouth of a tomb before Easter, then rolled away on Easter morning.
The traditional Easter gift is a chocolate egg.
Easter Day in 2007 falls on Sunday 8 April 2007
Easter Sunday / Easter Day is the high point of the festival. A day of parties, gift-giving and above all a celebration that Jesus rose from the dead and lives forever.
Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.Eggs play a part in the celebrations because they represent new life.
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that occurs on or after the Vernal (Spring) Equinox (March 21) – the Paschal Full Moon. The date of Easter therefore changes every year.
What happens on Easter Sunday today? – Easter day – England Festival
England Made Me – The sun may have set, but England's dusk is full of stars.