Annie's Easter Welcome Page
~Celebrated on Sunday April 24th, 2011 and Sunday April 8th, 2012~
~Orthodox Easter in 2011 is the same date as Easter, 2012 it is April 15th~
~For an explanation of The Date of Easter OR Orthodox Easter Differences~
"Jesus said unto her I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live; And whosoever liveth and
believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"
Do you want to listen to some music?
You can listen to Easter Music while you visit my Easter Pages
Annie's Easter Music Page - has "Christ the Lord is Risen Today!"
Easter 2011 Dates:
March 8th - Mardi Gras - Tue before Ash Wednesday
March 9th - Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday
March 9th - Ash Wednesday - 7th Wed preceding Easter
March 20th - Purim*
March 20th - First Day of Spring
April 17th - Palm Sunday - the Sunday before Easter Sunday
April 19th - April 26th - Pesach/Passover*
April 21st - Maundy Thursday
April 22nd - Good Friday
April 22nd - Orthodox Good/Great Friday
April 24th - (Western) Easter visit here for an explanation of The Date of Easter
April 24th - Orthodox Easter visit here for a page with dates for Orthodox Easter
April 25th - Easter Monday in Canada
For More 2011 Holiday Dates visit my NEW: Annie's 2011 Holidays By Date Page
Bible Dictionary defines
Easter this way:
originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. Hence the name came to be given to the festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occurred at the time of the Passover. In the early English versions this word was frequently used as the translation of the Greek pascha (the Passover). When the Authorized Version (1611) was formed, the word "Passover" was used in all passages in which this word pascha occurred, except in Acts 12:4. In the Revised Version the proper word, "Passover," is always used.
Thoughts from Annie about Easter:
Well, I have to tell you that of all my holiday pages Easter has been the hardest to do. This Christian
celebration is even named after a heathen goddess and based on Pagan festivals. Around the time of the vernal
equinox the Saxons observed the sacrificial festival of the goddess Eostre. The more that I found out about the
holiday the harder it was to find something Christian or redeeming in it. Most people really don't know the history
of the holiday. You can read about it on Annie's Easter History Page.
maybe it was the focus that was wrong. Instead of
"Easter" this year you might want to consider
"Resurrection Sunday". That would change everything really. You can take the holiday and use it for a way to
share your faith with others. I have a few different ideas to help you make some changes this year.
You might want to start by visiting my Annie's Resurrection Sunday Page.
is also a page for you to learn about some alternatives to the
"Traditional" Celebrating of Easter by other
Christians on Annie's How to Celebrate Easter Page. You can find out about the history of the holiday along
with the symbols and their meanings. Please make your own personal "Family Tradition" for this Easter Season.
Wish others a Resurrection Sunday this year. Share your faith and the Word of God with others.
Remember that "We Serve a RISEN Savior!!!!!!
the past I have gotten some pretty nasty email because I had
bunnies and eggs on my Easter Kids Page. So I
decided to be a little "proactive" this year and did change the graphics BUT I also wrote a new page about this.
You can see the NEW page here if you like: Annie's "Why do you have Bunnies & Eggs on your Easter Pages? Page
Annie's Easter Pages
Easter Cards are NOW available!
Featured Holiday Page
1999 - 2011 Annie's Home Page. All Rights Reserved. I thank the
graphics artists without them these pages would not be the same. Please visit
Annie's List of Great Graphics Spots for a list of their links. The cute bunnies graphic
is from Viki Mouse. Luke 23:43 image from Toni's Home And Graphics. Some graphics
on this page from: Khaver's Graphics & Cute Colors Graphics.
Visit my Easter Webrings Page: Annie's "Easter Webrings" Page.
Script for Silent No Right Click Script is from Dynamic Drive.
For Instructions on how to add the no right click script visit:
Annie's "How to Add Silent No Right Click Script" Page.
For a Listing of the Rest of my Pages: