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Holy Week 2023 in USA: Easter calendar, customs and more

Holy Week It is one of the most important religious holidays of Christianity and is also celebrated in the United States, but its central customs and traditions differ from those of Latin America, except in states with a greater Hispanic presence.

On the occasion of the religious date, educational centers usually have a spring break, which is called spring break. In Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory AmericaVgood Friday Fasting and penance are observed, as well as processions are taken out crucifixion of christ, Although the celebration is different in the country, it is more associated with the Easter rabbit.

What day does Easter week fall in the United States?

Sunday, April 9, which is Resurrection or Easter Sunday, is the central date of Holy Week in the United States. Although it is not a holiday, many shops are closed due to the religious holiday.

Are there holidays for Easter week in the United States?

It depends on the company or organization. Some companies give their employees a holiday on the occasion of the date and schools give their students spring break. However, this is not necessary.

How is Holy Week celebrated in the United States?

  • Representation of Via Crucis, It is a living representation of the final moments of the life of the Messiah. The most famous occurs in California.
  • public, It is a Christian custom for families to attend churches and listen to sermons relating to the life and death of Christ. The attendees usually come elegantly dressed.
  • Easter eggs: Chocolate eggs or some egg shaped plastic containers are used to fill the sweets. The idea is for the little ones in the house to have fun with them. It all relates to the Easter Rabbit and its legend.

Easter eggs are a tradition in the United States (Photo: Cottonbro / Pexels)

  • family meeting: Families usually come together to share a meal.

What important events happen during Easter week in the United States?

Know the important events related to the religious holiday:

parade in new york

It is the most striking centerpiece of the parade. It takes place on 5th Avenue, right in front of the church. It began in the 1880s, although it was not as lucrative in those early years as it is now. In many states, the parade is only on the Easter theme.

mass in california

At the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in California, Mass and services such as the Eucharist and Easter Mass are performed, along with the blessing of palms and holy oils. Religious rituals are also performed in New York.

white House

The President of the United States usually sends a message to the population on the occasion of Easter to remember the origins of the celebration and to call for unity. It is customary to celebrate Easter in the surroundings of the White House with your family and a few guests.

What is the calendar of Holy Week?

Every day has a meaning:

  • Palm Sunday: The triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
  • Holy Monday: The Anointing of Jesus in the House of Lazarus. Jesus drives the merchants out of the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • Holy Tuesday: Jesus anticipates Judas’ betrayal of his disciples and St. Peter’s denial.
  • Holy Wednesday: Judas Iscariot conspires with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus with thirty pieces of silver.
  • Holy Thursday: Celebrates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
  • Holy Friday: Crucifixion of Jesus.
  • saturday of glory: Loneliness of Maria.
  • Easter Sunday: The Paschal Vigil during the night from Holy Saturday to Resurrection Sunday.
  • Easter Monday: Commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.
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