Easter: A Timeless Tradition in a Tropical Paradise


Easter, the oldest and most important Christian feast, is an annual celebration that is observed worldwide. This event is not only a testament to enduring faith but also an opportunity for families and communities to come together in joy and reflection.

The History of Easter

Easter, also known as Pascha in Greek and Latin, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, as described in the New Testament of the Bible. This event is believed to have occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary around 30 AD. The origins of Easter date back to the beginnings of Christianity, and it has been celebrated since the 2nd century AD.

The term “Easter” comes from “Eostre,” the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg. Easter does not have a fixed date and is termed a moveable feast. It is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or soonest after March 21. Easter season begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Pentecost Sunday.

This momentous event is celebrated worldwide, with traditions varying depending on the country. In the United States and many other countries, Easter is all about Easter egg hunting, church services, and festive family meals. Countries like Spain, Mexico, and Greece, on the other hand, have public processions or performances portraying the sequence of events leading to Christ’s crucifixion.

Easter is a celebration of resurrection and new life, making it one of the most joyous days in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the fundamental belief of Christianity – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration is a time for personal reflection on the sacrifices made and the unwavering faith held by Christians. It also represents hope, renewal, and new life.

Celebrating Easter in Cancun and Riviera Maya

While keeping up with the traditions of the Easter celebration, why not consider adding a twist this year? Sunset World Resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the perfect places to celebrate Easter in a tropical paradise. Here, you can partake in your Easter traditions while being surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. The resorts offer a colorful Easter program that includes an egg hunt for the kids, and special Easter activities. But beyond the Easter festivities, you’ll find yourself immersed in a haven of relaxation with luxurious accommodations and spa services. The adventurous ones can explore the coral reefs, ancient Mayan ruins, and natural sinkholes, called cenotes.

Easter is a time for reflection, celebration, and new beginnings. And what better way to start anew than by watching the sunrise over the Riviera Maya or Cancun on Easter morning? So come, celebrate Easter at Sunset World Resorts, and create unforgettable memories in a tropical paradise.