On repeat we celebrate holidays we have thanks to Jesus. For a lot of us this means we have days off. Where did this tradition start and what makes these days so important for so many?
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On Ascension Day Christians look back on the event of Jesus leaving his earthly existence behind him and returning to heaven, the supernatural world of God.
What is the Christian holiday Easter all about? It’s about a story of something that looked like it had ended, but started all over again!
On Good Friday, Christians worldwide commemorate that Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified at Calvary. Religious leaders asked the Roman leaders to arrest Jesus for blasphemy. The story ends when He is crucified and died on a cross, just outside of Jerusalem.
The last Sunday before Easter. At the beginning of Holy Week. The day that Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem as King. But within a week he was crucified.
10 DAYS AFTER ASCENSION DAY. On this day the Holy Spirit appeared, to strengthen the believers. This is also viewed as the beginning of the Christian church.
The 40 days from Carnival until Easter are called Lent. Forty days of reflection, looking forward to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Many Christians will live a more temperate lifestyle than usual.
The Catholic festival of Carnival starts on a Sunday and lasts until Ash Wednesday and is for many people a happy festival. With Ash Wednesday the time of Lent starts which lasts until Easter.
What is Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day all about? A few astrologers (maybe three) saw an unusual star and traveled to Bethlehem to bring the newborn Jesus gifts. This is a holiday in many South-European countries.