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How do you celebrate Easter?

U.S. Catholic wants to know.

By The Editors |
Article Your Faith

Although not as commercially popular as Christmas, Easter is the most important Christian holiday in the liturgical calendar. From Easter egg hunts to vigils, how Catholics celebrate Christ's resurrection differs from one family to the next. 

How do you celebrate Easter? U.S. Catholic wants to know.

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Why do we call the Resurrection ‘Easter’?

The short answer: no one really knows.

By Emily Sanna |
Article Your Faith

In many Romance languages, the word for the Feast of the Resurrection is tied directly to Passover: Pâques (French), Pascua (Spanish), and Pascha (Latin) all come directly from Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover. 

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