Do Mormons Celebrate Easter?


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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, celebrate Easter in different ways, some of which depend on the temple, locale or elders involved. Mormon temples often have pageants and worship on Easter Sunday.

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Easter Sunday and the resurrection mean markedly different things to Mormons than they do to other Christians. To most Christians, the resurrection of Jesus demonstrates his triumph over death and the complete redemption of the Christian from the bondage of sin. The resurrection also gives Mormons the hope of eternal life, but the LDS Church teaches that Mormons go to one of several heavens after death, much more dependent on their actions during life. In some Mormon circles, Easter Sunday is not always a major celebration, but it is the most important feast of the church year for many other Christians.

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