The importance of Easter Vigil may be better understood by learning about Holy Saturday.

The importance of Easter Vigil may be better understood by learning about Holy Saturday.

A day before Easter Sunday, Holy Saturday commemorates the completion of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. Prepare yourself for the day.

The day before Easter Sunday, on Holy Saturday, Christians commemorate the burial of Jesus Christ in a tomb. Easter Sunday marks the completion of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and preparation before the holiday. Before celebrating the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, faithful people spend Holy Saturday preparing physically and mentally. It is commemorated on the Friday after Easter, which comes on April 16 this year.

Easter Vigil, often known as Holy Saturday, has a variety of traditions. On Judas Day in Mexico, people light candles and burn effigies of Judas Iscariot, the man who is said to have snatched Jesus off the cross. This Saturday is known as “White Saturday” in the Czech Republic. An hour after sunset on the day of the resurrection, there is also a vigil ritual to commemorate the time before the rebirth.

The lighting of lights and flames is also a part of the festivities, which commemorate Christ’s resurrection. End of Lent bells is also tolled as part of this celebration.

In many countries, the day before Easter is spent decorating eggs and preparing for the holiday.

After Jesus Christ’s death, his corpse is claimed to have been brought down from the crucifixion and deposited in a newly constructed tomb. Christ’s resurrection has been predicted in the ancient scriptures. The practice of anointing the body with specific oils and spices on the third day after the death of a loved one was common in those days. Three days after Christ’s corpse was put in the cave, Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary Magdalene discovered to their shock that the body had vanished and that they were the only ones who had seen it. Only a week later did Christ make himself known and provide definitive proof that he had really risen.