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Easter British & World English

The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and held (in the Western Church) between 21 March and 25 April, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox

Easter Day British & World English

The day on which the festival of Easter is celebrated

Easter egg British & World English

An artificial chocolate egg or decorated hard-boiled egg given at Easter

Easter Eve British & World English

The day immediately preceding Easter Day

Easter lily British & World English

A spring-flowering lily

Easter bunny British & World English

An imaginary rabbit said to bring gifts to children at Easter

Easter Friday British & World English

Another term for Good Friday.

Easter Island British & World English

An island in the SE Pacific west of Chile; population 3,300 (est. 2009). It has been administered by Chile since 1888. The island, first settled by Polynesians in about ad 400, is famous for its large monolithic statues of human heads, believed to date from the period 1000 to 1600

Easter Monday British & World English

The day after Easter Sunday, a public holiday in several countries

Easter Rising British & World English

The uprising in Dublin and other cities in Ireland against British rule, Easter 1916. It ended with the surrender of the protesters, most of whose leaders were subsequently executed, but was a contributory factor in the establishment of the Irish Free State (1922)

Easter Saturday British & World English

(In general use) the Saturday preceding Easter Day

southeaster British & World English

A wind blowing from the south-east

Easter Sunday in Easter Day British & World English

The day on which the festival of Easter is celebrated