The feast of Easter marks the end of the season of Lent which is a forty day period of fasting and penitence. In many languages the name of this Spring-time feast comes from the Greek word (Pascha), which in turn has come from the Hebrew Pesach or Passover. The week preceeding Easter is known as Holy Week which has great significence within the Christian Churches.
Palm Sunday: commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and palms are given out at services on this day.
Two opposites collide on Easter – a strict fast and a copious abundance of food. The fast lasts until the end of Holy Saturday; then it’s time for the absolute opposite to take over.The following foods are featured on every well-stocked Easter table:
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