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Palestinian Christians attend Orthodox Easter serivece at the church of Saint Porphyrius, in Gaza city, on May 02, 2021. Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Photo by Mahmoud Ajjour