Easter is the most sacred and highly celebrated date on the Christian calendar. It is not merely a triumphant end to the story of the crucifixion, as some would suppose, it has a far greater meaning than that. It is the victorious beginning of the Christian faith and the many victories for the believer.
Paul said, in I Corinthians 15, that without the resurrection:
“If in this life only we have hope, we are of all men most miserable.”