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Easter

Easter is a Christian festival marking the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Preceded by Lent - a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance - Easter begins on Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. Good Friday symbolises Christ's crucifixion and subsequent death while Pentecost Sunday celebrates the day Christ rose from the grave. Families traditionally attend church services and Easter parades during this period, and children join in egg hunts and receive chocolate eggs.

Pope Francis attacks greedy capitalists and prays for peace in Easter address

Pope Francis lays his hands on a disabled child during yesterday's Easter Sunday mass attended by tens of thousands of worshippers at the Vatican's Saint Peter's Square. Photo: EPA

Pope Francis gave an unexpected twist to the annual pontifical appeal for peace yesterday when he used it to denounce "greed looking for easy gain".

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 10:31am

Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

A penintent is nailed to a cross during the reenactment of crucifixion on Good Friday in the village of San Juan, San Fernando City, north of Manila. Photo: AFP

Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval.

30 Mar 2013 - 12:36am

Paws for thought

Hello friends. Welcome back from the holidays. I hope you had some time to relax, and your Easter egg hunting was successful. Mine was. I caught two bunnies and a chick. Just kidding! As some of you may know, I spent some time with the editor, Sue, on her trip to India.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Egg-stra! Egg-stra!

There were so many amazing entries for last week's colouring competition, we had to show you a few more! Well done to everyone who entered. Happy Easter!

Natalie Cheng, 5, St Stephen's Girls' College Kindergarten

Lettie Suen, 10, Sha Tin Junior School

Rishi Kalro, 10, Kennedy School

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Paws for thought

Happy, hoppy Easter, pupketeers! Easter is one of my favourite times of the year. I know, I know: dogs aren't supposed to eat chocolate. But the YP team always manage to find delicious doggy-friendly Easter eggs and - even better - bunnies to hide around the office.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Egg-citing Easter ahead for duo, and some family fun

Aspiring models Evelyn Choi Wing-yan and Anjaylia Chan ka-po were in holiday mood during an Easter promotional event for Festival Walk mall in Kowloon Tong.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Let your fingers spring to life

Flowers are in bloom, pastel-coloured dresses can be seen on the streets and the days are sunnier and warmer - it must be spring!

Here, nail artist Nadia Cheung Pak-lam celebrates the season by turning plain nails into mini works of art. If it's spring, it must be time for lovely bunnies and Easter eggs.

What you'll need:

Base and top coat

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Moore full of Admiration for Prebble

John Moore had the weight of numbers and he got the upset result in the Group Two Chairman's Trophy and the beautifully-bred colt Admiration might have laid down a foundation for what to do when he grows up.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Have a hoppy Easter

Easter is the time when people get together and eat lots and lots of chocolate. Young Post has a long tradition of pairing up our readers and reporters to test taste the town's chocolate offerings. To give you the lowdown on quality, they will sacrifice their waistlines and munch their way through kilos of the stuff trying to identify some of the best treats around. This year is no exception.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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