Each holiday has its own characteristics and unique beauty. In Armenia the holiday is felt in the air, in high spirits and even in the views of people who pass by. Easter is the holiday of the whole family. Earlier in Armenia, this holiday was called differently. “Red Sunday” or in Armenian “karmir kiraki”. The blood of the crucified Christ is the basic idea underlying the celebration of Easter.
Easter means separation, remission of sins and return to God. Easter in the Armenian Apostolic Church is one of the important church holidays. The resurrection of Christ became the basis of Christian teaching and faith. Christians around the world celebrate this bright holiday.
The Armenian word “Zatik“, which means Easter, appears to be from “azatutyun”, “azatvel” (“to be released”) and means getting rid of suffering, evil and death.
And why do people paint eggs on this day? In many religions, the egg is considered to be a symbol of resurrection, because it contains the seed of life.
Welcoming each other on the day of Easter, Armenian Christians say to each other: “Christ rose from the dead!” – ” the Resurrection of Christ is blessed!”