Happy Easter 2018! Today we celebrate the ascension of Jesus Christ from the dead after he was crucified on Good Friday. Christians the world celebrate Easter with a spirit of joyful renewal as Christ washes away their sins with his blood.

Especially interesting for is that Passover and Easter fall at the same time. Most scholars agree that Jesus was presiding over a Passover Seder in what would eventually become known as the Last Supper, according to Biblical Archaeology. This line up isn't always the case for these religions because Jewish people use a lunar calendar to determine the date of Passover, which is always the 14th day of the Jewish month Nisan, a fixed date, while, for Western Christians, Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full moon of Spring. This year, the spring equinox occurred on March 20.

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Happy Easter 2018! On this day, Christians commemorate Jesus overcoming death with his resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion on Good Friday. A traditional Easter greeting is, "He is risen!" "He is risen indeed!"

Especially interesting for 2018 is that Passover and Easter fall at the same time. Most scholars agree that Jesus was presiding over a Passover Seder in what would eventually become known as the Last Supper, according to Biblical Archaeology. This line up isn't always the case for these religions because Jewish people use a lunar calendar to determine the date of Passover, which is always the 14th day of the Jewish month Nisan, a fixed date, while, for Western Christians, Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full moon of Spring. This year, the spring equinox occurred on March 20.

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Good Friday 2018 is on March 30. On this day which follows Maundy Thursday, Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Commemorate this holy day with these inspirational Bible verses about sacrifice and love.

Maundy Thursday falls on March 29 and Easter on April 1. Especially interesting for 2018 is that Passover and Easter fall at the same time. Most scholars agree that Jesus was presiding over a Passover Seder in what would eventually become known as the Last Supper, according to Biblical Archaeology. This line up isn't always the case for these religions because Jewish people use a lunar calendar to determine the date of Passover, which is always the 14th day of the Jewish month Nisan, a fixed date, while, for Western Christians, Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full moon of Spring. This year, the spring equinox occurred on March 20.

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Happy first day of spring! Today is the vernal equinox, which ushers in a time of renewal and growth as trees grow green around us and flowers bloom. Celebrate with these inspirational quotes about how to best feel like "spring."

In 2018, the spring equinox occurs at 12:15 p.m. EDT in the northern hemisphere. During this time, the sun will move directly over the earth's equator and signal the first day of the astronomical spring, versus the meteorological spring. These are the two ways to measure the seasons: the astronomical way reflects natural phenomena to mark time, while the meteorological way is based on the annual temperature cycle as well as our 12-month calendar.

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You've already organized and planned your best friend's bachelor party, but have you given any thought to what you'll say in your best man speech? Sure, it isn't as fun as gearing up for a big boys' night out or a raucous trip to Vegas, but it's definitely more important. What you say to your friend and his new bride will live in their memories of their special day for years to come. We've already given you a rundown of the best drinking toasts for all occasions, but your best man speech needs to truly shine.

According to WeddingWire, the best way to write a best man speech is to "talk about what a great match the newlyweds make," "let the groom know how much he means to you," tell a funny speech (but don't mention exes or past drunken debauchery), and congratulate the couple. The best man speech is about 2-3 minutes long and typically ends with a toast.

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Weddings can be stressful. There's a lot of planning, coordination, organization and chaos involved when really all anyone wants is to have a good time. If you've been bestowed the duties of maid of honor, you probably already have a lot on your plate. The last thing you're thinking about is giving a memorable toast at the end of your speech. We've already given you a rundown of the best drinking toasts for all occasions, but a wedding requires a truly special one.

According to WeddingWire, the best way to write a maid of honor speech is to start as early as possible, introduce your relationship with the bride, TALK about the bride, talk about her partner, talk about them as a couple, and, most importantly, don't mention exes or past drunken debauchery. The typical maid of honor speech is about 2-3 minutes long and usually ends with a toast.

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Despite limited formal education, our 16th President of the United States went on to practice law in Illinois and, as we all know, earn a seat as the nation’s leader. A man with that kind of determination and drive is bound to be immortalized for the words that danced off his tongue — and “Honest Abe” certainly did draw crowds with his powerful speeches. Most notably is the Gettysburg Address, delivered on Nov. 19, 1863 at the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA.

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