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To day Is Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, Holy Saturday commemorates the day before Jesus arose from death. According to the Christian bible it is also known as Easter Even and the Great Sabbath.

 

Many Christians in the United Kingdom participate in an Easter vigil service on Holy Saturday to mark the end of the Lent period before celebrating Easter.

 

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and ends the season of Lent. Easter vigil services in the  United Kingdom on Holy Saturday can be traced back to the early years of Christianity during the time of the Roman empire. One tradition that still has symbolic significance today is lighting candles during the Easter vigil services. The lit candle, known as the Paschal candle, signifies the light of Jesus Christ, and that he brings light into darkness.

 

Many families prepare Easter eggs on the Saturday before Easter. Children decorate eggs with paint, crayon, water colours, stickers and other material. These eggs are often placed in Easter baskets. Chocolate Easter eggs are popular around this time of the year.

 

Many people in the United Kingdom take time off on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday to enjoy the long Easter weekend.

 

Holy Saturday is not a national bank holiday in the United Kingdom.

 

“Enjoy your Easter holidays” says Greengates Builers Merchants Accrington, Lancashire 

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