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Easter and Good Friday in Canada

Easter Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection after his death, which is described in the Christian Bible. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring (after March 21st), which can occur as early March 22 and as late as April 25. It is also a statutory holiday in all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec, where it is partially observed. Easter Monday is also a holiday for many Canadian.

Good Friday is celebrated in Canada in 14th of April 2017. It is a day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. This is an important event in Christianity, as it represents the sacrifices and suffering in Jesus' life. The crucifixion was the culmination of a number of events in Holy Week, including: the triumphal return of Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday; the washing of the disciples' feet by Jesus; and Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

Good Friday in Canada

Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer among many Christians. Some Catholics observe a partial fast on Good Friday and do not eat any meat. Hot cross buns are a traditional treat on Good Friday. These are small bread-like buns, made from dough that contains raisins, currants and other dried fruit. The top of a hot cross bun is marked with a cross and covered with a sugar glaze. The cross may be cut into the bun or marked with special dough that remains pale even after it has been baked. Hot cross buns may be eaten as they are, split and spread with butter or toasted.

Easter Sunday in Canada

Easter candles are sometimes lit in churches on the eve of Easter Sunday. Some believe that these can be directly linked to the Pagan customs of lighting bonfires to welcome the rebirth or resurrection of the sun god. Eggs of all types are an important symbol of Easter. They represent the rebirth of nature in the spring and the promise of new life in the spring and summer months to come and are seen as a reflection of the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion. Easter eggs, whether they are made of chocolate or candy or are decorated hens eggs, are common gifts all over the world during Easter.

Easter Monday in Canada

Easter Monday is day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection, according to the Christian Bible. Easter Monday is also a holiday for many Canadians. A proportion of Canadians have a day off work on Easter Monday and for some it is the end of a four-day weekend. People who have been on a short vacation or who have visited family or friends often travel home on Easter Monday. For others, it is a chance to eat their Easter eggs, relax and, depending on the weather and when Easter falls, enjoy some time outdoors.

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