Holidays thanks to Jesus

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Easter

What is the Christian holiday Easter all about? It’s about a story of something that looked like it was ended, but started all over again!

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Good Friday

On Good Friday Christians worldwide are commemorating that Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified. 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.

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Pentecost

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.

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Lent

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.

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Ascension Day

Christians celebrate that Jesus ascended up to heaven 40 days after his resurrection.

The Float of the King Carnival parading in Patras, Greece

Carnival

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.

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Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day

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.

Christmas

Christmas

The Germans celebrated Winter Solstice and the Romans Saturnalia, the festival in honour of Saturn the god of light. Through Christianization these festivals were replaced by the celebration of Jesus’ birth. ​

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Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day

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Pentecost

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Christmas

Christmas

The Germans celebrated...