Easter

At Easter, Christians celebrate the Auferstehungresurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Week, as the week before Easter Sunday is called, starts on Palm Sunday. That day hier: steht für, kennzeichnetmarks the hier: Einzugentrance of Jesus into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by eine große Menschenmengea large crowd who to spread branches = Zweige verteilen
(spread-spread-spread)
spread branches
of palm trees on his path and greeted him:

"Hosanna to the Son of David! gesegnetBlessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:7-9)

Holy Thursday remembers das letzte Abendmahlthe Last Supper at which Jesus to bless = segnenblessed bread and wine and gave it to his Jüngerdisciples telling them that it was his body and his blood. Jesus also told his disciples that one of them would to betray = verratenbetray him, and later that night Jesus was betrayed by Judas.

Good Friday commemorates the Kreuzigungcrucifixion. First Jesus was taken to Pontius PilatusPontius Pilate to be to sentence to death = zum Tode verurteilensentenced to death. Pilate did not want Jesus to be crucified, but he had no other chance. In order to demonstrate, however, that he was not to blame for Jesus' death, Pilate washed his hands in front of the people, which was the origin of the famous saying Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld. (= ich bin dafür nicht verantwortlich)»I wash my hands of it«:

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an Aufruhruproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am unschuldiginnocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!" (Matthew 27:24)

Easter Monday honours the Auferstehungresurrection. It is said that three days after being crucified, Jesus to rise from the dead = von den Toten auferstehenrose from the dead.

Whilst Easter is a major holiday of the Christian church, Ungläubigenonbelievers have something to celebrate hier: auchas well: the return of spring. The name Easter eigentlichactually to derive from = sich ableiten vonderives from the angelsächsische GöttinAnglo-Saxon goddess Eostre in whose Ehrehonour a spring festival was held in ancient times. Back then, Hasenhares and eggs were seen as symbols of new life–this is why today eggs and Häschenbunnies are popular Easter decorations. übrigensBy the way, the European custom of Eiertrudelnegg rolling has made its way across the ocean and is now quite common in the USA, too. It has sogareven become an Easter Monday tradition to do "egg rolling" on the Rasenlawn of the White House.