Eastertide

Eastertide (also known as the Easter season or Paschaltide) is a festal season in the liturgical year of Christianity that focuses on celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It begins on Easter Sunday. There are several Eastertide customs, including sunrise services, stripping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally serve as the chancel flowers that decorate the chancel area of churches throughout Eastertide.

Eastertide is the period of 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. It is celebrated as a single joyful season, called the "Great Lord's Day." Each Sunday is treated as a Sunday of Easter. The first eight days of the season constitute the Octave of Easter.


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