Easter Monday (Le Lundi de Pâques in French) is a Christian holiday observed in many English-speaking countries. In Canada Easter Monday is a statutory holiday for federal employees, and some employers also give this day off to employees to have a 4-day long weekend. Easter Monday is also known as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, Dyngus Day, Little Easter, and the Catholic Church calls it “Monday of the Angel”.
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection. As per the Holy Bible, Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, and on Easter Sunday Jesus Christ was resurrected. It is believed that Jesus remained on earth for 40 days after his resurrection, and during this time he appeared to believers, healed the sick, and spread the word of God. After the end of the 40 days, Christians believe that Jesus ascended into heaven. But the Holy Bible does not say anything about what happened on Easter Monday and instructed to observe Easter Monday.
Easter is always associated with Easter Eggs. The tradition is of Easter eggs goes back to the Middle ages eggs were prohibited from eating during Lent but were allowed to eat them on or after Easter. Eggs are a symbol of fertility and rebirth and according to Christian belief, the ester eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus and his rebirth.
The main activates in Easter week are Easter egg hunts and polka festivals. Easter eggs are usually made of chocolate or candy or are decorated with hen’s eggs. Easter Eggs are common gifts all over the world during Easter. The biggest Easter egg in the world is known as a Pysanka, is located in Vegreville, Alberta. Pysanka is a representation of a Ukrainian Easter egg, and its about eight meters in diameter and is decorated with a gold, silver, and bronze design.