Christian Holy Days in Vancouver
is the most religious of Christian Holy days for the devout in Vancouver who
all over the city will be packed for Holy Week and Easter church services.
history of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus who Christians believe
rose from the dead three days after he was crucified.
Friday before Easter is Good Friday and on this day some Christians choose not
to eat red meat and will only eat only fish.
are famous for seafood dinners but on this day more than any other they are
jammed packed with people who have make it an outing to go out for a fish dinner
after church service on Good Friday. Some fish restaurants to try are the Fish
Stanley Park or take a drive out to
Steveston for sight-seeing and fish and chips.
tradition is to wear new clothes at Easter. This custom goes back to the
earliest days when Christian converts were baptized at Easter. The newly
baptized wore white robes and all others who had already been baptized would
were new clothes as a sign of their sharing in the new life of Christ.
way to celebrate new life and renewal is to enjoy a stroll along the
seawall or take a
daytrip out to the Fraser Valley and enjoy the fields of tulips.
religious significance of Easter doesn't stop the Easter bunny from putting in
an appearance though.
religious people still include customs such as
coloring Easter eggs, taking part in an Easter egg hunt and giving
Easter candy baskets.
falls somewhere between March and April but the date isn't always the same
because it follows the cycle of the moon.
is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring
equinox and that can happen anytime from March 22 to April 25.
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