About 40 days before Easter, there is a 40-day fasting period. Besides fasting, the month is spent in praying, reparation and apology for sins. The 40-days period is divided in six weeks starting from Ash Wednesday and continuing till Maundy Thursday.
The Holy Week
The last day of Lent or the 40-day fasting period is known as The Holy Week. It is known for some important days like Maundy Thursday for commemorating Last Supper of Jesus and Good Friday to venerate his crucifixion.
The Good Friday is the sixth day of the holy week and is observed to commemorate the death or execution of Jesus Christ. The name of this day varies according to different communities such as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.
Easter Day or Easter Sunday
The first Sunday followed by the Good Friday is actually the Easter Day. It is also known as Easter Sunday and is observed in the Christian Community around the world to commemorate the rebirth of Jesus Christ on the 3rd Day after his death. The delight and celebration associated with this day is to show the rise of Jesus Christ.