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Which countries in the West celebrate Easter? What's the date of Easter in 2018?

Easter is coming soon. For many western countries, this festival is very important. Like many other festivals in the United States, Easter originated from ancient pagan worship of natural phenomena. Which countries celebrate Easter? Let's follow Xiaobian.

Which country is Easter

Israel

Easter is the most important festival of Christian religion, which is more important than Christmas. The origin and period of religion are in Israel. According to the Bible Matthew, Jesus Christ was raised three days after his death on the cross, so this section was established. According to the Bible and the date of Passover for advanced Israelites, historians have calculated that the first Sunday after the full moon after the vernal equinox (March 21) is 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. But the festival is roughly between March 22 and April 25.

As for the death of Jesus Christ, according to Christian doctrine, it is to redeem the sins of the world; the resurrection of Jesus Christ is to make the believers have eternal life. Therefore, in Christianity, Easter is of great significance.

What countries celebrate Easter

Nordic countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland.

Western European countries: Britain, France, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg.

Central European countries: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Liechtenstein.

Southern European countries: Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Malta, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary

North American countries: Canada, USA

South American countries: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Suriname, Ecuador, Bolivia and Guyana

Eastern Orthodox Easter country: (April 19, 2009)

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Armenia, Georgia

It should be noted that the situation is different for a specific person. Now the spread of Christianity is very wide. We can't say that people in a certain country will not survive Easter. Even in China, there are 16 million Christians. They will have some activities on this day, but you can't see if you're not in the circle. Let alone Singapore and Japan.

Easter time calculation method

Western denominations: Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon after March 21 (spring equinox) every year

Orthodox: it is also the first Sunday after the full moon after the spring equinox, but this "spring equinox" is not fixed, but the sun position is calculated by the meridian of Jerusalem. The Easter of orthodox must fall after the Passover of Judaism, because according to the Bible, Jesus went to Jerusalem to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection after the Passover Yes, but western sects don't have this rule.

So the difference between the two can be very big. In a few cases, the Easter of the two will coincide.