Red Easter egg with cross, displayed during Easter Week. Eggs are traditionally eaten at Easter as they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. The red color symbolizes his blood shed during the crucifixion.
Easter Week is the period of seven days from Easter Sunday
through to the following Saturday (Easter Saturday
). In the Latin Rite of Roman Catholicism, Anglican and other Western churches, Easter Week is the week beginning with the Christian feast of Easter
and ending a week later on Easter Saturday. The term is sometimes inaccurately used to mean the week before
Easter, which is properly known as Holy Week
, and particularly confusing in this context is the secular usage of the term Easter Saturday to refer to the day known liturgically as Holy Saturday
or Easter Eve
(the day before Easter), rather than the Saturday following
In former years, Easter, as the most important celebration in Christianity, was observed for a week, and it still is celebrated in the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church and Anglicanism with an octave (referring to a period of eight days), the Octave of Easter
, which includes the Sunday after Easter Saturday.
Owing to modern working patterns, many Easter celebrations now occur only on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
In Eastern Christianity Easter Week is referred to as Bright Week
Further reading: Easter Week
2021 calendar as templates for
Word, Excel and PDF
A selection of calendar templates for 2021 in landscape and portrait orientation and with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications.