Easter in Western Christianity ends a long Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance. Its is also the culmination of the Passion of Christ.
Easter is one of the most important feasts of the year for Christianity. The feast features religious rites as well as folk traditions, that are unique for every country.
Pesah, or Passover is one of the most significant Jewish holidays. It commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt and the story of the Exodus. This festival commences on Nisan 15 and lasts for seven days in Israel and for eight days in the diaspora.
The leaders of the Irish independence movement, Irish republicans, mounted the rising to end British rule in Ireland during Easter Week in 1916. The rising lasted from April 24 to 29 and it is known as the Easter Rising. Nowadays the Irish annually commemorate the anniversary of the Easter Rising during Easter Week.
April 16 is World Voice Day. This annual event is devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice, that is as unique as every person themselves.