Ideally, it is believed that Easter stalks Passover which means both these auspicious occasions arrive together during the spring season. Easter and Passover are paired holidays.
Both these events talk about the dead coming to life and God’s greatest power. The Roman Languages depict a strong connection between Jewish and Christian holidays which is considered extremely explicit. The Hebrew word Passover is also termed as Pesach whereas in Italian and French languages Easter is termed as Pasqua and Paques respectively. According to the New Testament, Passover and Easter are observed as closely knotted events.
It says Jesus enters Jerusalem to gather his disciples and celebrate the Passover meal which is memorialized as Last Supper by Christians. But even before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath, Jesus was executed on the cross.
As a result, some Christians follow the same sequence and mark Easter on the same day as Passover irrespective of the day of the week.
On the other hand, some Christians adopt different kinds of belief systems that insist that Easter dawn on Sunday and is similar to what it was for Jesus’ disciples. Thus, they celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following Passover.
Moreover, the lunar cycle which sets the Passover data also determines the Easter.” Therefore, the relation between Easter and Passover runs in-depth. The religious imagination connects Passover to Good Friday and considers that Jesus is himself is the Passover Lamb who sacrificed his life for the welfare of the whole world.
The early Christian thinker Origen has reinforced the interpretation thought that Pascha, the Greek word for Passover is derived from the Paschen which a word is indicating suffering.
Moreover, it has been included in the New Testament. In one of the medieval paintings, John (a Baptist) is portrayed pointing out to Jesus on the cross with the highlighted word saying, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
Today, the idea of slavery is more inclined towards injustice and political inappropriateness but the traditional view considered slavery as the communal hardship and death.
The story of the Israelites exodus from Egypt is one such instance to prove the existence and power of God who takes all the sin away. Here, the Israelites crossed through the split waters of the Red sea towards the dry land whereas the Pharaoh’s army was destroyed with the water flooding.
Thus, Jews do not teach oppression but to understand that God favors its kind children with sweetness after every setback, disaster, and evil. Similarly, Easter symbolizes God’s favor to the sons of Adam and lets light overcome the darkness. During Passover,
Jews recite the Mourner’s Kaddish to address the sacrifice of ancestors for the good cause which led to eh rising of Israel whereas the Catholic follows the same pattern with the similar belief system that says, “Christ has also been raised from the dead.”
Thus, the idea of almighty delivering people and unlocking the prison of bitterness and darkness symbolizes that Passover and Easter are both closely connected. As a result, Easter is observed as the Christian Passover.