Easter Holiday, Roadtrip Idar-Oberstein

Easter Holiday, Roadtrip Idar-Oberstein
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Easter Holiday, Roadtrip Idar-Oberstein

Easter (Old English: Ēostre; Greek: Πάσχα, Paskha; Aramaic: פֶּסחא‎ Pasḥa; from Hebrew: פֶּסַח‎ Pesaḥ) is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year.[1] According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Day or Easter Sunday[2] (also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). The chronology of his death and resurrection is variously interpreted to be between AD 26 and 36, traditionally 33.

Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the northern hemisphere’s vernal equinox.[3] Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on March 21 (even though the equinox occurs, astronomically speaking, on March 20 in most years), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies between March 22 and April 25. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar whose March 21 corresponds, during the 21st century, to the 3rd of April in the Gregorian Calendar, in which calendar their celebration of Easter therefore varies between April 4 and May 8.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many European languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are etymologically related or homonymous.[4] The term "Pascha", from the same root, is also used in English to refer to Easter.

Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. In the Western world, customs such as egg hunting and the Easter Bunny extend from the domain of church, and often have a secular character.

Museum Idar-Oberstein.

The Museum at the foot of the "Felsenkirche" (cave church) displays:

Precious stones and minerals from all over the world including the most beautiful and largest crystals and formations of crystals ever brought to Europe from Overseas.

Top quality specimens of the exploitation of precious stones and minerals of the Saar-Nahe-Highland among which the raw material of the gem industry of Idar-0berstein

Cut gems of all kinds of minerals and items of the arts and crafts of precious stones, like cameos, bowls and figures.

Jewellery made at Idar-0berstein during the last two centuries, i.e. antique and modern jewellery assorted to the appropriate styles.

The interior of an old agate grinding mill with waterwheel, and a goldsmith workshop of our grandfather’s time.

A dark room with fluorescent minerals that show different colours under ultraviolet light as in daylight.

A department of local history with pictures, documents and demonstrations of the peculiar development of the town, the industry and the history of that church in the rock.

The collection Olf which is a private donation to the museum and which shows minerals in a survey according to their countries of origin.

A geological-palaentological department which offers an insight in the history of the earth in the upper Nahe region with petrifications of deposits of Bundenbach and Gemuenden of the Devon era.

A zoological-botanical department of four shop-window-like showcases with domestic animals and birds.

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