Easter (Old English: Ēostre; Greek: Πάσχα, Paskha; Aramaic and Hebrew: פֶּסחא Pasḥa,) is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some[who?] Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday), two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and 36, traditionally 33.
Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter. The week from Palm Sunday to Easter is known as Holy Week. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a season of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. It occurs during the spring, in and around the month of April.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In most European languages the feast called Easter in English is termed by the words for passover in those languages and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate passover.
Secular customs, such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts, have become part of the holiday’s modern celebrations and are often observed by Christians and non-Christians alike. There are also some Christian denominations who do not celebrate Easter.
The Difference Between http and https
Maybe you already knew this but I thought it was important enough
to send even if you already know.
FIRST, MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF The main difference between
http:// and https://.
It’s all about keeping you secure – HTTP stands for Hyper Text
Transport Protocol. The S (big surprise)stands for “Secure”. If
you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web
browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the
regular ‘unsecure’ language. In other words, it is possible for
someone to “eavesdrop” on your computer’s conversation with the
website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see
the information you send to that site.
This is why you never ever enter your credit card number (or other private information) in an http
website! But if the web address begins with https:// that basically means
your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no
one can eavesdrop on. You understand why this is so important, right?
If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information,
you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with
https://. ; If it doesn’t, there’s no way you’re going to enter sensitive
information like a credit card number.