The First Family has hosted a day of games, music and food nearly every Easter Monday since 1878. See photos of the the celebration dating back to 1889. Continue reading
Thousands of people flocked to the walled Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday, as part of the annual tradition to walk the Via Dolorosa, the path where it is said Jesus Christ was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. But there’s an emerging theory that for the past few centuries, Christian pilgrims have been walking the wrong way.
This past week in the days leading up to Easter Sunday, Christians around the world observed Holy Week, commemorating the final days in the life of Jesus Christ. Continue reading
NewsHour Weekend‘s Martin Fletcher explores one of the most famous streets in the world: The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which follows the path where it is said Jesus was tried and convicted and later crucified and buried. While it’s only about a 10-minute walk, the street can be a profound religious and emotional experience for Christians from around the world. But now there’s renewed debate about whether the millions of pilgrims who visit every year have been walking the wrong way. Continue reading
The Easter holiday brings in the largest share of seasonal candy sales in the U.S. — more than $2.3 billion last year. A mainstay of American Easter baskets, Cadbury is a British company that is licensed in the U.S. by another candy giant, Hershey’s. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on why imports of the British versions of Cadbury candies were stopped with a lawsuit earlier this year. Continue reading
Although the new figures are higher than expected, economic experts told Reuters that this uptick of jobless claims “probably reflected difficulties adjusting the data for seasonal fluctuations given a late Easter this year,” and is not necessarily an indication that job growth has stalled. Continue reading
Millions of Christians marked Easter Sunday in various forms with both Catholic and Orthodox celebrations landing on the same day. From the Vatican to Nigeria, Christians found ways to commemorate the end of the Holy Week, which celebrates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Continue reading
Hungarians are getting ready for a regional tradition known as the “watering of the girls” in participants dress in traditional garb and take to the streets, where boys will throw buckets of water at them as they run past. Continue reading