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The Writer’s Almanac for April 16, 2017: Returning Home in Winter

Apr. 16, 2017: holiday: Easter

Today is the day millions of people around the world celebrate Easter, when it’s believed that Jesus was resurrected from the dead after his crucifixion at Calvary. The New Testament says this happened on the third day of his burial. Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, penance, and prayer.