Good Friday and Easter 2023 – All you need to know!

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    ood Friday and Easter are two of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, celebrated all around the world. The day of Jesus' crucifixion is observed as Good Friday. Easter commemorates Jesus' death and resurrection. For Christians, it's a time of remembrance, hope and optimism as they observe the end of Jesus' suffering and celebrate his rising from the dead. Beyond religious significance, Good Friday and Easter have become known for popular festivities, with special services, feasts, decorations and more. Some members of other faiths also enjoy the holidays for their family gatherings, special treats, and decorations. 

    What is Good Friday?

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    As a day to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Christians mark Good Friday. It is traditionally a sad occasion and regarded as a day of fasting and repentance. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is the start of the Easter Triduum, a three-day period that ends with Easter.  

    What is Easter?

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    Jesus Christ's resurrection is commemorated by the Christian celebration of Easter. Over the world, Christians traditionally celebrate the day with feasting, egg hunts, and gift-giving. The exact day of Easter varies from year to year, but it typically falls on a Sunday in late March or early April. However, some people believe Easter actually occurs three days after Good Friday. Hence, Easter is either observed on Sunday or Monday. 

    How are the Special Days Related?

    The relationship between Good Friday and Easter is quite simple; Good Friday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ was crucified, while Easter celebrates his resurrection. 

    When are Good Friday and Easter in 2023?

    In 2023, Good Friday and Easter will fall on April 7th and April 10th respectively. It is a time of feasting and rejoicing, and many Christians participate in special Easter activities such as egg hunts and Easter baskets.

    Things to do this Easter and Good Friday in Calgary

    The Easter season is just around the corner, and we can't wait to celebrate Good Friday and Easter with our loved ones. Are you curious about what's in store for Easter weekend in 2023? Well, look no further! We've got all the details on upcoming celebrations, traditions, and events that will make your Easter and Good Friday weekend unforgettable in Calgary. So sit back and get ready for a fun-filled ride down memory lane as we explore everything you need to know about Good Friday and Easter 2023!

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    Easter at Cabela’s

    Where: Cabela's, 851 64th Avenue Northeast, Northeast Calgary, Calgary

    When: April 1, 2023 To April 9, 2023

    Come to Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s for a free photo with the Easter Bunny! Advance reservations are recommended but not required. Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance. Make a free reservation.

    Hop into Easter at CFM

    When: April 5-9th, 2023

    Where: Market Week at CFM South and West

    You can get all the eggs you need for decorating, the best hams for glazing, and the ideal potatoes for scalloping, in addition to some family-friendly activities for market visitors. There are also “Golden Eggs” for every day of Market Week at CFM South and West. You can enter to win prizes by donating $5 to the Ronald McDonald House. You might win a certificate to your preferred seller, some wonderful Market Dollars, or even merchandise from their basket of 10 golden eggs, each of which contains a gift.

    Pet-Friendly Event in Calgary

    When: Friday, April 7th, 2023 at 11am

    Where: 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary, AB

    Cost: $25

    Want to include your furry friend in the celebration on Friday? Visit Calaway Park for the 25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs presented by National Service Dogs! Win prizes, enjoy the outdoors, and help a good cause!

    Zoo’s Easter Eggstravaganza

    When: April 7-10th, 2023 at 9 am-5 pm

    Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE

    Cost: $29.95

    Visit the Calgary Zoo this week to celebrate Easter with animal encounters, photo opportunities, a gaming zone, treat stations, surprises, and, of course, an egg hunt. 

    Hiking with Perfect Weather

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    Friday fresh air! Discover the Alberta Rockies' peaks, valleys, and waterfalls this week! Don’t know where to go? For information about our favourite places in Alberta, check out this link here and find which suits you best and explore the tranquillity and bountiful views of Alberta. Make a plan with your kith and kin – pack your bags and enjoy the weekend and make the best of memories. 

    Final Thoughts

    We hope this article has given you all of the information about certain activities, Easter celebrations, Jesus Christ, and is the most important holiday in Christianity. It is vital to know about Good Friday and Easter in 2023. It is good to remember the significance behind these holidays, as we take time out of our busy lives to celebrate them with family, friends, and faith. Make sure you plan ahead for any special events or activities that you may want to do on either day so that your celebrations are extra special! 

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