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Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead.The First Council of Nicaea had established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. Thus the exact date of Easter of the Western Christianity varies from March 22 to April 25. On other hand, Easter of the Eastern Christianity varies from April 4 to May 8 as the calculation is based on Julian Calendar whose  March 21 corresponds with April 3 of the Gregorian Calendar. The articles in this chapter discusses about when is Easter.

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  • Easter 2017

    When is Easter in 2017 : The End of the Holy Week

    Easter Calendar 2017 16th April 2017 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30             Easter is a holy occasion for Christians everywhere and it is a very happy occasion that comes after Good Friday. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ and hence several gifts to India can be sent on this occasion. After the crucifixion and subsequent death of Jesus Christ, it is on this day that he finally came back to life. The date of Easter varies from year to year as it is based on a lunisolar calendar, like the Indian calendars. It falls on the Sunday after the full moon of that ecclesiastical month, generally between March and April. Hence, if you want to know when is Easter in 2017 then we would like to inform you that it falls on the 16th of April this year that is of course a Sunday. Easter Celebrations The annual event of Easter is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show and there are several customs accompanying it. A special prayer service is held at all Churches on the occasion of this festival and attended by many. A very interesting tradition of this occasion is the hiding of Easter eggs, that are actually chocolate eggs. The eggs are hidden all over the lawn and children run around with baskets looking for them. The Easter Bunny is another popular fictional character who, like Santa Claus, brings gifts for good children. Easter is a declared government holiday in many countries and a holiday for followers in Christianity for others.   Make Easter a memorable occasion for your friends and family members in India even if you are not with them. A variety of Easter gift ideas can be found online that can make this year’s Easter a cherished event. This online gift store showcases a variety of gift ideas that can help you to celebrate Easter with your loved ones. Easter Gifts Easter gift hampers are a wonderful way of celebrating this occasion and plenty of these are available. The Choco Fest hamper is made up of a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates as well as a bunch of red roses. You can also opt for Easter eggs made out of chocolate that are sure to make this a grand event. The EGGCITING BASKET is filled with chocolaty eggs that are six in number along with other kinds of treats.   These as well as other India gifts are bound to make this Easter a very happy occasion for all of you. You can make this as well as many other events and festivals glorious using these awesome gifts. This online gifting portal can help you to send gift to India on various occasions from different parts of the world.  

  • Easter 2016

    When is Easter in 2016 - The Celebration of Resurrection

    Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Lord Jesus after he dies on the day of Good Friday. As this happens to be on a Sunday, this day is also known as Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday. While Good Friday is a very sombre occasion devoted to remembering the Lord and asking for His forgiveness, Easter is a very merry event filled with a lot of fun and frolic. This is a very holy period for Christians all over the world and this day marks the beginning of the Holy Week. If you are starting to wonder when is Easter in 2016, then we would like you to know that it falls on the 27th of March which is obviously on a Sunday.   Easter Celebrations Easter celebrations are carried on very fervently all over the world by devout Christians and followers of other religions as well. People go to churches in the morning to pray to God and thank Him for sending Jesus to the Earth. The rest of the day is spent in merry making by both children and adults alike and a lot of outdoor games are played. Hunting for Easter eggs is a common game that is organised for kids by their parents during this merry season. Eggs are made out of chocolates and painted with various colourful designs using edible colours. They are then hidden in the backyard garden by the adults while the kids are unaware of the hiding places. Kids then go out into the backyard with radiant baskets looking for these eggs and the one who gets the most eggs wins.   Giving gifts on this joyous festival is a very established tradition that is followed by both elders and youngsters. You can also send gifts to India through this reliable gift store if you are unable to attend the festivities that surround this occasion. It is always better to shop online as you do not need to worry about spending a lot of time and energy for this purpose and you can instead concentrate your whole zeal towards choosing the gift. The Easter gift ideas that are available here will be loved by your friends and family in India when they receive them on this auspicious day. Easter Gift Ideas Easter eggs are obviously the perfect gift for this occasion and will be especially loved by the kiddies. These eggs made from chocolate are a delightful treat and a very fun and delicious way of celebrating the day. The Variant collection of Easter goodies will be surely loved by you for the dear ones in India. The collection consists of Easter lollipops, bunnies and mini eggs which will simply make your mouth faster. Both dark as well as milk chocolates have been used here for the pleasures of your friends and family. The Easter eggs and also the other delicacies are contained in a beautiful golden rectangular box tied with a golden ribbon.   You may also choose an Easter hamper for this merry occasion and those who are close to you will surely cherish the gift. A hamper makes a good gift as it contains a number of gifts at least one of which would be loved by each and every member of your family. The hampers available on this online gifting portal consist of items like cakes, flowers, fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, sweets, cookies, wall hangings, teddies, soft drinks, namkeen and a lot more. The For My One and Only hamper would be a great gift for this blissful event as it consists of both the items that are integral to the celebration of Easter. The strawberry flavoured cake is decorated with fresh ripe strawberries and the red roses basket contains green leaves which make a good decorative item.   These and many other gifts would be perfect for this year’s Easter as well as many other occasions. You can even send cakes to India through this very reliable online gifting site that are available in various flavours. We have also been organising flower delivery to India for your near and dear ones on any special event.  

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    When is Easter in 2014?

    Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary. This is the culmination of the sufferings Christ endured, followed by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer and penance. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, which always falls on the Friday just before Easter. Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern Spring equinox. The word "Easter" is named after Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring. This time Easter is happening on Sunday, 20th of April 2014. How is Easter Celebrated? The common elements used while celebrating easter include the Eucharist (another ceremony of the Christians commemorating the Last Supper) , baptisms, feasting, and greetings of "Christ is risen!" and "He is risen indeed!" Traditionally people buy new clothes for Easter which they wear to church. Spending time and serving those we love is the spirit of Easter. This holy festival is celebrated specially with candies, cakes, chocolates etc along with a happy music in the background. One more vital feature of Easter is egg. Egg is a symbol of resurrection for Christian community, so well decorated eggs and egg hunting have become very important in Easter.   Entertainment Every year Easter is celebrated through various ways. Among them movies, documentaries etc play an important role. A lot of movies as well as television programmes are casted to make people aware about the history of Easter. Several movies are scripted on this festive event and story. Some famous of them are- The Power Of Resurrection, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Passion of the Christ, The Easter Egg etc. Moreover, Easter being a festive time people rejoice themselves during this festival. This season attracts the movie-makers to launch their movies so that people can enjoy them the best with their loved ones. In 2013, movies like “Oblivion” was released during Easter. This year in 2014, two movies are going to be launched during Easter- “Heaven is for Real” and “Son of God”. So, people can easily enjoy themselves along with their adorables this easter in the movie theatres. Gift Ideas Gifting has become a trend nowadays to make people happy and joyful. Gifts make a way onto one’s heart, it brings smile and makes people happy. Easter is a time where handicraft items go very good as gifts. Easter eggs are very famous among them. People designs egg shells or plastic eggs for gifting purpose. Other than that easter bunny, cakes, home decors etc are usual easter gifts used by festivities. Cakes and Cookies- Sweets always signify happiness. Thus every joyous festival or occasion is complemented with sweets or sweet foods. Cakes and cookies serve the same purpose. They taste sweet and act as a very good dessert. As a gift also they work wonderfully. Most people loves to have them. During easter several easter egg cakes and candies are prepared for kids. Cookies are always mouth-watering for everyone especially kids. So, this easter make your children and lovables happy and delightful by gifting them such tasty and yummy items. Chocolates and Flowers- This is a wonderful combination of gift one can ever receive on any occasion. Chocolates have their own essence to express one’s feeling and to make one smile whereas flowers are always charming and delightful to gift someone you feel special. Flowers of different colour signifies different relation which gives a new dimension of preference about which colour to choose. This easter make your lovables happy with such a combination of gift- Chocolates and Flowers for this is the time to make merry and rejoice in the light of joy. Easter Special Home Decor- Easter is an occasion where people intend to decorate their home. This easter gift your dear ones something which can help them to give a new look to their rooms. Several such items are there which suits this occasion the best. Easter eggs are always at the top of this list for they symbolise Easter the best. Designed doormats, garden flies, bunny baskets, bunny pillows, easter coffee mugs etc fall among the huge set of home decor items that can be gifted in easter. Personalized Easter Eggs- An age old tradition of the Christians follows to dye and colour eggs during easter because eggs symbolise fertility and rebirth. But in this modern era of customization people are coming out with innovative ideas which involves personalised Easter eggs or egg-shaped chocolates with personalized messages written over them. Giftstoindia24x7.com carries enough collection of Easter Eggs for you and your loved ones. Celebrate easter with all your dear and near ones with joy and happiness. Make your easter special this year by watching movies together, having awesome food and at last spending quality time with all those you love the most. Enchant them with wonderful easter gifts which might bring an add-on smile on their faces making your heart rejoice in joy.    

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    When is Easter in 2013?

    Easter celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from dead. Easter is Christianity's one of the most important festivals. According to the holy texts on this very day, Jesus was once again visible to his followers after he was put to death on the cross. The festival of Easter also puts an end to Lent, which is a forty-day time frame of fasting, prayer and penance. This festival is extremely special for the Christians and especially for the children, and it is believed by the children that the Easter Bunny leaves candy and toys beside their beds. Children also decorate Easter eggs and keep them for the Easter Bunny to hide in their homes, which they later on have to find. Apart from all these merriments it is also customary to exchange gifts on this joyous festive occasion of Easter. If you are living abroad you must send gifts to India to your loved ones to celebrate the resurrection of the son of God. When is Easter in 2013? This year Easter will be observed on March 31. Popular Gifts for Easter It is customary to celebrate every occasion in India by sending gifts and on the festival of Easter people send various gift items like flowers, soft toys, cakes, easter eggs etc. If you are living abroad, by no means you would like to lose the opportunity to let your dear ones know how much you care for them on this joyous occasion. One of the best ways to show your dear ones in India that you care for them is by sending gifts to India. With the help of modern technology distance is no more a barrier between relationships, therefore the web portal of GiftstoIndia24x7.com is your perfect choice to send Easter Gifts to India. GiftstoIndia24x7.com has a decade old wonderful reputation of customer satisfaction and timely delivery. For the wonderful ocassion of Easter the web store of GiftstoIndia24x7.com has bought for you a wonderful collection of products; listed below are few items that are available on our web store : Easter Eggs - Easter egg represents the empty tomb of Jesus. Although an egg looks like a stone of a tomb, a living bird hatches from it. Likewise, the Easter egg is a reminder that Jesus rose from his grave, and  all who believe in him will also experience the blessing of an eternal life. To send various kinds of wonderful Easter Eggs you just need to log on to the website of GiftstoIndia24x7.com Easter Gift Hamper - Our web store also provides you with wonderful hampers when you wish to send Easter Gifts, the hampers which are available consist of items like delicious chocolate and flower combos, exotic flowers and cakes, hand made chocolate thalis, combos of dry fruits and many more. Cakes - A gift of cakes is sure to add joy on this festive occasion. GiftstoIndia24x7.com brings for you a collection of tasty and different flavored cakes.  For example we have cakes like - Three Tier Cakes, Special Cake, Special Chocolate  Cake, Tweety Cake, Smiley Cake and many more. Therefor send fresh and delicious cakes as gifts to India and make your dear ones feel your love, even you are living far from them. Apart from these gifts, you can also choose many other items from the web portal of GiftstoIndia24x7, to make this sacred and special occasion of Easter 2013 really special for your near and dear ones.  

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    When is Easter in 2012?

    Easter 2012, 8th April & 9th April, 2012 Easter calender 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30           The celebration of festivals or occasions are looked forward by everyone as it not only involves lots of fun and merry-making but also brings the whole family together. But, some occasions also hold a spiritual significance as well. One such is the occasion of Easter which celebrates the death and the rebirth of life. For some Christians, this day is a significant celebration as they believe that on this day Lord Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead. Hence, they spend this day attending masses in churches and fasting. It also marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer and penance. Besides these, some people believe that the word "Easter" is derived from the Norse word for spring, "Eostur" while others say that the name of this occasion comes from "Eostre", the name of an Anglo-Saxon Goddess. Furthermore, this occasion is celebrated for two days which are called Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. If you are wondering when is Easter in 2012 then it is on 8th April and 9th April respectively. For children, Easter is a day for great fun and excitement. Their day begins with baskets of candies on their bed-sides left by the Easter Bunny. Since rabbits and hares give birth to a large number of litters in the early spring, these became the symbols of fertility. Besides leaving the candies and toys on their beds, the Easter Bunny also hides the eggs which the children had decorated earlier that week. Hence, children hunt for the eggs all around the house. To make the hunting more fun, people hold Easter egg hunt contest in which the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize. Besides these, exchanging Easter gifts is also a significant part of this joyous celebration. Today, with the popularity of online gifting portals, you can send gifts to India or anywhere around the globe at a click of a button. If you are miles away from your loved ones in India and want to offer your wishes on this occasion, then sending them gifts through GiftstoIndia24x7.com will be a perfect option. Not only is this portal, one of the most reliable, it's wide collection of gifts as well as on-time delivery service has made it one of the most popular among the masses. Whether you want to send a birthday, anniversary gifts or Holi, Diwali, Rakhi gifts to India, you can do the same through this site without any hesitation. Furthermore, especially for the celebration of Easter, this e-gifting site showcases a selection of wonderful gifts which will surely warm the recipient's heart. Since Easter eggs are the most popular gifts, GiftstoIndia24x7.com offers the same in a very delicious way. If you browse through the section of the same, you will find a wide variety of egg shaped chocolates in baskets which will surely be appreciated by your dear ones. Moreover, you will also find chocolates in chicken and bunny shapes as well. Not only are these chocolates designed in great detail but are also divine in taste, hence, will definitely delight your loved ones. Along with these delicious treats, you can also send them a bouquet of flowers to give your gifts a perfect charm. Its goes without saying that cakes make an ideal gift for any occasion as it is enjoyed by all. Hence, GiftstoIndia24x7.com offers a wide selection of cakes of varied flavours. Strawberry, pineapple, vanilla, chocolates are some flavours which you can choose from. Moreover, during this occasion, many people observe fasts. Thus, a basket full of fruits will also make a wonderful gift. If you browse through the "Fruits" section, you will come across a wide variety of seasonal fruits in baskets which will surely be appreciated by the recipient. Thus, make Easter 2012 really special and memorable for your loved ones in India by sending them gifts through this online gifting portal.