During the Easter period, also known as Holy Week, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, the path started by Jesus Christ is commemorated in two versions:
1) through the possibility of human beings to live a full, reconciled life with an eternity proposal;
2) through hope with humanity, because God is able to forgive any sin of man if he believes with his heart .
The term Passover comes from the Hebrew Passover can be translated as passing over or passing over. For Christian tradition it is a moment of transition or passage from the death of Jesus Christ to life.
The celebrations proper to Easter recall the last week of Jesus Christ among men
On Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem before his death. Olive branches are the symbol of this feast, as Jesus Christ was received among his followers with these branches.
- – The Monday- Friday Santa recalls the suffering of Jesus Christ, also known as Passion .
- – Holy Tuesday , also known in Christian liturgy as the Day of the Cross, carries out processions which exalt the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross.
- – Holy Wednesday is the first day of mourning after the death of Jesus Christ. On this day the betrayal of one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, is also remembered. This date marks the end of Lent and the eve of Easter.
- – Holy Thursday , in the Christian liturgy, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples. The liturgical acts also commemorate the day Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, in addition to his imprisonment by the Romans.
- – Good Friday , in the liturgy, commemorates the Death of Jesus Christ on the cross after the Via Crucis .
- – Holy Saturday remembers the passage between the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is a day of mourning.
- – Easter Sunday symbolizes the passage of Jesus Christ (from death to life) and is considered the most important day of Holy Week.
In addition to the solemn acts of the liturgy, during Easter week Christians should reflect on what Jesus Christ represents in their lives, especially what his resurrection means.
At the same time, Easter is an invitation to the forgiveness of sins and the reconciliation of all humanity.
The Jewish Passover or Passover is an antecedent of the Christian Passover
Jews also celebrate the Passover to commemorate their escape from captivity in Egypt. Jews celebrate Pesach or Passover to remember their liberation as slaves; the achievement of freedom as a people and the expectation of a saving Messiah.