Easter is a Christian religious festival in the West. It is a festival for Christians and their believers to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus three days after he died on the cross. Many people in Hong Kong also believe in Christianity, so many people in Hong Kong celebrate Easter. So is Easter holiday in Hong Kong? When is Easter holiday in Hong Kong? This article brings you the schedule of Easter holiday in Hong Kong in 2019. Let's have a look.
Easter holiday in 2019: April 19 and April 22 are legal holidays. Therefore, one day before, one day after and two days after, plus the two-day weekend in the middle, you can take four consecutive days off.
Easter in 2019 is Sunday, April 21, 2019, March 17 of the lunar calendar.
In most western countries, the holiday begins on Friday. The holiday is usually four days. However, the regulations of each country are different, and the number of days off will be different. In China, Easter is not a national legal holiday, so there will be no holiday.
Hong Kong Easter
Among many western festivals, besides Christmas, Easter is also a public holiday in Hong Kong. Christians believe that Easter symbolizes rebirth and hope. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he was crucified between 30 and 33 ad.
Hong Kong citizens will take advantage of these holidays to relax in different ways: shopping in shopping malls decorated with a festive atmosphere, hiking and mountaineering in the suburbs, or traveling overseas. Many restaurants in the city will launch Easter themed menus; Bakeries and cake shops will carefully bake lovely white rabbits and chicken shaped bags, which are lifelike.
Three Easter activities and customs in Hong Kong: Easter eggs, Easter Bunny and Easter lily. Easter eggs and Easter bunny are the symbols of Easter Festival. The traditional food of Easter mainly includes mutton and ham. In addition, on Easter day, the shadow of lilies can be seen everywhere.
Easter religion originated in Israel. It is the most important festival of Christian religion, even more important than Christmas. According to the gospel of Matthew, Jesus Christ rose three days after his death on the cross, so this festival was established.
According to the Bible and the date of the Passover of advanced Israelis, historians calculated that the first Sunday after the full moon after the spring equinox (March 21) was the day of Jesus' resurrection in the Bible. Since the spring equinox is not fixed every year, the specific date of Easter is also uncertain. However, the festival period is roughly between March 22 and April 25.
The death of Jesus Christ, according to Christian doctrine, is to redeem the sins of the world; The resurrection of the body of Jesus Christ is to give believers eternal life. Therefore, Easter is of great significance in Christian religion.