Do you observe Easter or Resurrection Sunday?

United States
April 18, 2011 10:47pm CST
I have been celebrating Easter since I was very little. My parents and I would color eggs and my brother and I would get new Sunday outfits and easter candy. My parents did make sure my brother and I also realized that Easter wasn't just about eggs and chocolate. As Christians we were taught about Jesus and how he died and was resurrected. In the past year or so I now see that Easter isn't a good way to refer to very special holy day. Because the word "Easter" refers to a page goddess of spring, I now choose to observe Resurrection Sunday. In fact, I have noticed a few churches in my home city call it that also. What do you think? Do you observe Easter still or Resurrection Sunday?
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 11
We called it Resurrection Sunday too. It is to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will go to church in the morning and sing worship songs, the pastor will preach the special message and there are some special performance too.
• United States
19 Apr 11
Yes, great! I prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday myself now that I know about the pagan origins of the word "Easter." I was kind of worried about what I should do for the holiday but I have decided to keep it focused on Jesus. Same thing with Christmas.