Q: Do Messianic Jews celebrate Easter?
A: Usually, Messianic Jews do not celebrate Easter as is the practice of the Historic Christian Church. However, Messianic Jews do celebrate the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead as we see belief in His resurrection as necessary to salvation (Romans 10:9).
Generally, we celebrate His resurrection on the first day of the Week of Unleavened Bread, commonly called “Passover” (Leviticus 23:9-15). This observance is called “Bikkurim” meaning “first fruits.” We believe Yeshua is the “firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20).