Easter is when Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They believed that Jesus, who was thought to be the son of God, died for the sins of everyone else. Afterwards, he came back to life three days later to defeat death and evil.

The Passover festival dates from over 4,000 years ago when Jewish people remember that God saved them from slavery in Egypt. Jesus was Jewish so he celebrated Passover. Passover usually takes place in the first month of the Jewish New Year. The Jewish calendar follows the cycle of the moon, so the date changes every year.

Easter is celebrated around the same time as Jesus' death because Jesus died at the time of the Jewish Passover festival. Recently, the Christian festival moved slightly from the date of the Jewish Passover. Easter officially starts with Lent on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Day. Lent lasts for 40 days but you don't count the Sundays. Then 39 days after Easter Day, Christians celebrate Ascension Day, when they remember Jesus going back into Heaven and promising to come back to Earth one day. Easter officially ends 49 days after Easter Day with the Christian festival of Pentecost or Whitsun, when Christians remember that God sent his Holy Spirit to help them.

When Jennifer K was asked about what she thinks about Easter now, she replied "I think that most people forget about the concept of Easter and focus on chocolate eggs. They also forget that the chocolate eggs are to symbolise the stone door to Jesus' tomb.