Head of the Islamic Community in Bosnia congratulates Easter

Raisu-l-ulama of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina Husein Kavazovic congratulated the Archbishop of Vrhbosna Cardinal Vinko Puljic on the occasion of Easter wishing him to spend the holidays in peace, freedom, love and health.

Pandemic circumstances do not allow the usual holiday gatherings and celebrations, but Rais Kavazovic expressed hope that this temptation will soon pass.

“We pray to dear God to welcome our holidays in joy and to keep us in love and harmony in our beautiful homeland,” Rais Kavazovic said in the congratulatory message.

The editorial staff of the web portal Sarajevo Times congratulates this holiday to all its readers who celebrate this holiday, with a wish to celebrate it in peace, good health and atmosphere, and with a wish to share the joy of Easter with all people of good will.

Easter is the greatest Christian holiday that celebrates Christ’s return to life – the resurrection. According to Christianity, the resurrection occurred three days after Christ died, including the day of death, i.e. the first Sunday after the Holy Friday. This is a moving holiday celebrated after the Jewish Pasha on the first Sunday after full moon, which falls on the very day of the spring equinox, or just after the spring equinox. Eastern Christians may celebrate Easter not before April 4, and not after May 5, and the Western Christians celebrate Easter between March 22 and April 25.

From a theological perspective, Easter is the most important Christian holiday, which expresses joy for the final victory of Christ over death and persecution.

Preparations for Easter differ from tradition to tradition. Traditionally, preparations begin on the Holy Thursday, the day of communion, and continue on the Holy Friday. Priests in Orthodox churches place the red shroud in front of the altar. Until Saturday night, believers have an opportunity to osculate the shroud (religiously-motivated kissing). Liturgies are not held on the Holy Friday, and it is the day of obligatory fasting, during which Christians do not consume fat regardless of its origin, and all housework is stopped.

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