Celebrating Easter: Facts to know about the oldest Christian occasion

In this Sunday April 12, 2015 file photo, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill lights candles during the Easter service in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. (AP)

Catholics and Protestants around the world celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Easter is considered the oldest Christian holiday. Easter Sunday marks the end of the Holy Week, according to tradition.

The date at which Easter falls is movable but the event is observed by Catholics and Protestants between March 22 and April 25. Greek-Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox churches mark Easter Sunday on May 1.

Here are some facts you may want to know about the oldest Christian occasion:





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