DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION |
Ahh…the sights, sounds and smells of spring. They bring to mind images of hope and renewal, particularly after a long, cold winter.
Spring is also time for one of the Christian calendar’s most important holidays: Easter. Regularly observed from the earliest days of the church, Easter celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead, following crucifixion. The resurrection represents the triumph of good over evil, sin, death and the physical body.
Easter marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent and the last day of the Easter Triduum (starting from the evening of Maundy Thursday, through Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday). It’s a “movable feast” and doesn’t have a fixed date. However, it’s always held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Easter is celebrated the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox, which is always fixed on March 21 for simplicity.
This year, Easter is April 21. For those who might want to plan ahead, it’s April 12 in 2020 and April 4 in 2021.
At RSM, our Interfaith employee network group is made up of members who represent many faiths including Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and Hindu. And we work together to support one another and to understand one another’s faiths. We understand that not all of our people embrace the same holidays, and we strive to be inclusive, respectful and understanding of all of our diverse employees’ beliefs and observances – religious or otherwise. With that as a backdrop, the Easter season seems like a perfect time to wish all of our family and friends a joyous spring as we head toward what’s sure to be a season of summer fun.
RSM's Interfaith supports members in their faith-related activities, business initiatives and community service.