Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.
As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday. His resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, the triumph of light over darkness.
Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God's promises, it is the most important holiday on the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.
The faithful cry out, "Alleluia! Jesus is risen!"