What is Easter and why do Christians remember it?

Easter is when Christians remember that Jesus came alive again after he was killed. You can read the story in the Bible:

“The holy day had finished. Now it was dawn on the first day of the week. So Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the grave. Then the earth trembled very greatly and one of the Lord’s angels came down from heaven. The angel went to the front of the grave. Then he rolled back the stone there and he sat on it. He shone like lightning and his clothes were as white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook. Then they fell down and became like dead men.

But the angel spoke to the women. ‘Do not be afraid’, he said. ‘I know that you are looking for Jesus. Men killed him on a cross. But he is not here now. God has caused him to become alive again. Jesus said that he would do that. Come here and see the place where he was lying. Then go quickly and tell his disciples about it. “He has become alive again”, tell them. “He is going ahead of you to Galilee district and you will see him there.” That is the message that I came to tell you.’

So the women hurried away from the grave. They were afraid, but they were very happy. And they ran to tell his disciples.

Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings!’ he said and they came close to him. They held his feet and they worshipped him. Then Jesus spoke to them again. ‘Do not be afraid’, he said. ‘Go and tell my brothers and friends to go to Galilee district. They will see me there.’”

Matthew 28:1-10

To find out more about what it means to be a Christian, click: What is a Christian?

To find out more about Jesus, click: Matthew’s Good News.

See also: Who killed Jesus?

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