“Holiday of Resurrection” – Touring the traditions of Easter

Let us set forth on a tour amidst the alleyways of the Christian Quarter festively adorned in the Easter tradition.

At the height of springtime, Christians commemorate the holiest week of the Christian calendar year. The week culminates with Easter Sunday, when tradition has it that Jesus arose from the dead following his crucifixion.

 

As we tour the alleyways and churches of the Christian Quarter, absorbing the holiday spirit, we will learn why it is customary to eat painted eggs and chocolate bunnies on this holiday, how the faithful greet one another during this time, and what links the Jewish Passover to the Christian Easter.

 

The sites of the tour include Christ Church (Church of the Messiah), San Salvador Church, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Via Dolorosa.

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Yad Ben-Zvi

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 Jerusalem 9107601, Israel

 

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