Why is Easter celebrated 2 days after Good Friday? My daughter posed this question to me saying “shouldn’t Easter be on Monday?” I didn’t know how to answer her.
See Mathew 28
No, Jesus rose after 3 days.
Day 1 - Good Friday
Day 2 - Holy Saturday
Day 3 - Paschal sunday
“On the third day He rose again” not “He rose three days after His death” Good Friday is the first day, Saturday the second and Easter Sunday the third day is when He rose again
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It has to do with the method of counting days in Jesus’ time as well - part of a day was counted as the whole, didn’t have to be a 24-hour period. So Friday afternoon-evening = one day, Saturday = one day, Sunday morning = one day.