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Easter: Festival
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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Easter and Anzac Day show sacrifice comes in many forms

Easter and Anzac Day are very different occasions, but what they have in common is sacrifice.
The Age - Published

Easter's inspirational message: building bridges in time of division

Across the Western world we are entering dangerous waters, as public disdain for others becomes the norm rather than the exception. Easter can inspire us to think differently.
The Age - Published

Videos for Easter

How Do People Celebrate Easter Around The World [Video]How Do People Celebrate Easter Around The World

Business Insider recently wrote, "The Easter holidays aren't always spent in church, painting eggs and eating chocolate. Many countries have their own Easter myths and legends which have now become as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

'France is crying', Paris archbishop says during Way of the Cross [Video]'France is crying', Paris archbishop says during Way of the Cross

Catholic worshippers led by the archbishop of Paris Monsignor Michel Aupetit and the archpriest of Notre-Dame Cathedral Patrick Chauvet, walked the procession of the Way of the Cross near Notre-Dame..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Pope Francis Prays For Exploited Migrants, Children In Good Friday Service [Video]Pope Francis Prays For Exploited Migrants, Children In Good Friday Service

Reuters reports Pope Francis led services on Good Friday which he dedicated to migrants and the victims of human trafficking. Marking his seventh Easter as the Roman Catholic leader, Pope Francis led a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs [Video]German poultry farm celebrates Easter by coloring millions of eggs

A poultry farm in southern Germany is busy preparing for Easter by coloring 16,000 chicken eggs - an hour. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Theresa May marshals Easter race in Maidenhead [Video]Theresa May marshals Easter race in Maidenhead

Wearing a fluorescent bib, Prime Minister Theresa May marshals the annual Maidenhead Easter 10 race.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Police warn of Police warn of "robust response" to climate protesters who target Heathrow Airport

Scotland Yard has warned environmental protesters will face a "robust response" if they target Heathrow Airport, ruining families' Easter holiday breaks. The force said it has "strong plans" in place..

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Fun and Surprising Facts About Easter [Video]Fun and Surprising Facts About Easter

Easter is one of Christianity's holiest days. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the Easter holiday season.

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Your Grandparents Did Easter Right - Celebrate It Like They Did [Video]Your Grandparents Did Easter Right - Celebrate It Like They Did

Easter was about having a good time with your family when your grandparents were in charge.

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Watch: Giant handpainted Easter eggs unveiled in Croatian town [Video]Watch: Giant handpainted Easter eggs unveiled in Croatian town

Painting eggs is an important tradition in the country and techniques and motifs vary from region to region.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Easter bank holiday weather - temperatures to exceed 20C [Video]Easter bank holiday weather - temperatures to exceed 20C

Parts of the UK will be hotter than some of Europe’s top holiday destinations over the Easter weekend, with temperatures exceeding 20C (68F). As sunseekers plan to go away over the coming weeks, the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Notre-Dame saved from complete destruction [Video]Notre-Dame saved from complete destruction

Firefighters worked through the night on Monday to save the Notre-Dame's main bell towers and outer walls from collapse, before bringing the blaze under control. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Amazon's One-Day Hasbro Toy Sale Features Classics For 50% Off [Video]Amazon's One-Day Hasbro Toy Sale Features Classics For 50% Off

ComicBook.com reports Amazon has announced a one-day-only Gold Box sale on Hasbro toys just in time for Easter. Popular toys featured in the sale include Marvel Legends figures, Nerf toys, and many..

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Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday [Video]Pope Francis Tells The Church To Be Humble On Palm Sunday

Pope Francis waved palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square for this Palm Sunday. For Christians, Palm Sunday is the day Jesus rose into Jerusalem and was called a Messiah. According to Reuters,..

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On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble [Video]On Palm Sunday, Pope says Church needs to be humble

Tens of thousands waved palm fronds and olive branches in St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, as Pope Francis called for the Church to be humble. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Khan claims cuts mean ‘fighting crime with one hand tied behind our back’ [Video]Khan claims cuts mean ‘fighting crime with one hand tied behind our back’

The Mayor of London has said the Conservative Government has forced City Hall to fight crime with 'one hand tied behind our backs', claiming a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government would be safer for the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Chocolatiers create giant Easter egg at Cadbury World [Video]Chocolatiers create giant Easter egg at Cadbury World

Cadbury World chocolatiers have created a mouth-watering 2.5ft tall egg to celebrate Easter - the equivalent of 844 standard Dairy Milk bars.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Easter: Some of the quirkiest eggs available this year [Video]Easter: Some of the quirkiest eggs available this year

A rundown of some of the most unusual and luxurious Easter treats on sale in 2019. Contenders include a luxurious chocolate Scotch egg, a chocolate teapot, and an egg made entirely of cheese.

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Candy Your Sweet Tooth Should Be Ready For This Easter [Video]Candy Your Sweet Tooth Should Be Ready For This Easter

Are You ready for Easter? Here are some of the most popular candy options on the market.

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If we're celebrating Easter, why not Passover and Ramadan, too?

Why shouldn’t I be observing Ramadan, the Day of the Dead and Passover with a religious holiday too?
The Age - Published

Nine-month-old girl among Easter road toll

A baby girl in Western Australia is among those killed on Australian roads this Easter long weekend, bringing the total deaths so far to 12.
SBS - Published

Computer ‘hero’ who stopped NHS cyber attack admits US malware charges

computer ‘hero’ who stopped nhs cyber attack admits us malware charges
Marcus Hutchins has admitted US malware charges (Picture: PA) A British computer expert who was hailed as a hero for shutting down a cyber attack on the NHS has admitted writing malware used to steal..
WorldNews - Published

Gary Ablett explains why he unliked Israel Folau's social media post

Geelong star Gary Ablett has used an Easter message to explain why he liked and unliked Israel Folau's controversial social media post.
SBS - Published

Dumping of 167 chicks 'connected to Easter' trade

dumping of 167 chicks 'connected to easter' trade
The RSPCA says the dumping of more than 160 chicks has "some connection to Easter".
BBC News - Published

NSW records first Easter road fatalities

Two elderly men - aged 71 and 92 - have died on NSW's roads over the Easter long weekend following separate crashes at Inverell and Beecroft.
SBS - Published

Australian Easter egg makers are helping end child exploitation in the chocolate industry

With spending on chocolate in Australia expected to exceed $200 million this Easter, there are calls to ensure what you buy is fairtrade and slavery-free.
SBS - Published

Easter Sunday, Columbine anniversary, Weed Day: 5 things you need to know this weekend

Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues, we've reached the 20th anniversary of Columbine and more things to start your weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Shorten to 'stop the rot' on penalty rates

Penalty rate cuts will cost ordinary workers hundreds of dollars over Easter, Bill Shorten warns, as he resumes his federal election campaign after a day off.
SBS - Published

Bunny bans seek to stop Easter holiday purchases of live rabbits

Americans looking to buy real live Easter bunnies won't find them for sale at pet stores in California and dozens of cities
CBS News - Published

Workers losing hundreds over Easter: Labor

Penalty rate cuts will cost ordinary workers hundreds of dollars over Easter, Bill Shorten warns, as he restarts his federal election campaign after a day off.
SBS - Published

Anthropologie's huge sale-on-sale is this weekend—here are our top 15 picks

Anthro's long-awaited Easter weekend sale-on-sale is here and we're seriously flipping out.
USATODAY.com - Published

2,100 flights delayed, 500 canceled across the US as severe weather moves east

A multi-day storm system is hitting the East Coast and causing flight delays and cancellations during a busy travel day ahead of Passover and Easter.
USATODAY.com - Published

Theresa May spotted in yellow vest working as marshal at Easter race

theresa may spotted in yellow vest working as marshal at easter race
Theresa May wore a hi-visibility jacket to help marshal a Good Friday race in her constituency, after returning from her Easter holiday in Wales. A smiling prime minister handing out water to thirsty..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

Thirteen dead in South Africa after church wall collapses

Thirteen people were killed in a south-eastern province of South Africa during an Easter service after a church wall collapsed on them late on Thursday following days of heavy rains and strong winds,..
Reuters - Published

South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse

south africa hit by deadly easter church collapse
At least 13 worshippers are killed when a wall collapses at the start of an Easter service.
BBC News - Published

Easter road toll: 6 deaths in 3 states

Six people have died in three states as Australians hit the road this Easter long weekend.
SBS - Published

The hefty penalties Australian drivers face for using mobile phones this Easter

Drivers across Australia will face hefty fines this Easter long weekend, but those in New South Wales will cop the harshest penalties for using their phones.
SBS - Published

Hefty penalties for Easter phone drivers

Drivers in New South Wales will cop the harshest penalties for using their phones over the Easter long weekend.
SBS - Published

These are the restaurants open Easter: Starbucks, McDonald's, Denny's and more

National chains including Starbucks, McDonald's and Dunkin' will be open Easter Sunday along with Waffle House. But it's best to call and confirm.
USATODAY.com - Published

Walmart, Whole Foods and Sears are open Easter Sunday. Find out where else you can shop.

If you forget a key ingredient for your Easter meal, you have some options. Walmart is open, but Target is closed.
USATODAY.com - Published

German Political Party Divided Over Good Friday Dancing Ban

german political party divided over good friday dancing ban
A strange political spat in Germany emerged on Thursday after the youth chairman of the center-left Social Democrat party said he wouldn't attend a party but "anyone who wants to go to a nightclub..
WorldNews - Published

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel is a 'flight risk', denied bail for Easter

Last week, Michel filed an interim bail plea requesting that in the holy week of Easter - from April 14 to 21 - he be permitted to attend the Easter holy mass
DNA - Published

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten down election tools for Easter

The campaign will wind down over the Easter break - the break coming at a much needed time for Bill Shorten who has had a rough start.
SBS - Published

Christians urged to 'reject racism and hate speech' in wake of Christchurch attacks

Australia's church leaders have released their Easter messages, focusing on joy and peace after a difficult year in some parts of the world.
SBS - Published

Easter seafood frenzy begins as shoppers buy big

More than 50,000 people are tipped to flock to the Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday where 650 tonnes of seafood are expected to be sold.
SBS - Published

Holy Week in photos

Christians around the world mark Holy Week, ending on Easter, the celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rabbits given cholera and fatal injections in 'painful' university experiments

'Easter bunny cruelty' carried out by scientists who injected bacteria into animals' spines and sewed their eyes shut
Independent - Published

Seafood stores ready for the Easter weekend frenzy

More than 50,000 people are tipped to flock to the Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday where 650 tonnes of seafood are expected to be sold.
SBS - Published

Christians 'reject racism and hate speech'

Australia's church leaders have released their Easter messages, focusing on joy and peace after a difficult year in some parts of the world.
SBS - Published

Wall Street edges higher on industrial gains; healthcare drags again

U.S. stocks eked out gains in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as strong results from industrials countered another drop in healthcare stocks, with investors shrugging off..
Reuters - Published

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters to target Heathrow Airport

extinction rebellion climate protesters to target heathrow airport
Environmental activists plan to expand their protest to Heathrow as hundreds of thousands of passengers fly out to and from the airport over the Easter weekend. The airport said it is “working with..
WorldNews - Published

Stocks erase weekly gains on lackluster manufacturing data

A gauge of global stocks erased this week's gains on Thursday after underwhelming manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe and continued weakness in U.S. healthcare shares spurred profit-taking ahead..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street slips as healthcare slumps again

U.S. stocks dipped in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as another drop in healthcare stocks overshadowed gains from industrials after upbeat earnings.
Reuters - Published

This Is the top city to spend Easter

As the Easter bunny makes his way back around this year, those who celebrate are probably wondering where is the best place to do so.
USATODAY.com - Published

Wall Street flat as healthcare counters robust retail data, industrial boost

U.S. stocks were flat in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as another drop in healthcare stocks blunted gains from upbeat industrial earnings and robust retail sales data.
Reuters - Published

Easter, Passover holiday travel tips: What you need to know before you fly

Here's a look at what travelers should keep in mind ahead of and over the holiday weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Poor PMIs wipe week's gains off global shares

Global shares erased this week's gains on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from Asia and Europe stoked fears of a widespread slowdown in growth, adding to profit-taking ahead of the long..
Reuters - Published

Delhi court dismisses interim bail plea of Christian Michel to celebrate Easter


IndiaTimes - Published

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest..
Reuters - Published

Ban the bunny: California aims to end post-Easter parade of unwanted rabbits

Californians can eat chocolate bunnies and snuggle plush Peter Cottontail dolls to their heart's content this Easter.
Reuters - Published

UK weather forecast: Easter weekend set to be hotter than Canary Islands with highs of 24C

Britain set to boast higher temperatures than popular Mediterranean holiday spots over bank holiday
Independent - Published

Easter break needed for Bill Shorten after bruising week on campaign trail

The campaign will wind down over the Easter break - the break coming at a much needed time for Bill Shorten who has had a rough start.
SBS - Published

Climate, tax debate as campaign week ends

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have exchanged fire over climate policy, tax and the size of budget cuts, but will have a break in hostilities for Easter.
SBS - Published

Christian Michel seeks bail to celebrate Easter; Delhi court reserves order


IndiaTimes - Published

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