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Easter is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and AD 36. Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a season of fasting, prayer, and penance.

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 Unfortunately there is nothing more inane than an Easter carol. It is a religious perversion of the activity of Spring in our blood. 
— Wallace Stevens / 1916
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 God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. 
— Robert South
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 Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals. 
— Charles M. Crowe Easter
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 Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.
 
— Bertran de Born
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 I think of the garden after the rain; And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
 
— Edna Dean Proctor
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 Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.
 
— Thomas Scott
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 The story of Easter is the story of God's wonderful window of divine surprise. 
— Carl Knudsen
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 Ye sleeping buds, break
Open your green cerements, and wake
To fragrant blossoming for His sweet sake.
 
— Margaret French Patton
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