Every year on September 14 the entire world especially Christians celebrate the Holy Cross Day. The day is solely dedicated to honoring the sacrifice that Jesus has made for the goodwill of humanity. Based on the region, the name of the holiday also changes like in the Roman Catholic Church, it is known as “The Triumph of the Cross” and in the Eastern Churches the day is called “Exaltation of the Holy Cross”. Some people are also called this holiday as “Holy Rood Day”. The name can be different according to regional language but the meaning and essence are all same.
History of Holy Cross Day
It is said that on this day in 335 AD, Emperor Constantine has built a group of buildings on the site where supposedly Christ’s crucifixion and his tomb was placed. Happy Hindi Diwas 2020 Whatsapp Status
The day is celebrated to honor the memories of those. It is said that Helena, the mother of Constantine has founded the relic while excavation was in process at that time. The Church of Jerusalem possessed this relic since the beginning of the 4th century and celebrated the fact too. Along with this, the Emperor of Byzantine – Heraclius did trade with Jerusalem on that matter.
Celebration of Holy Cross Day
This Day is completely dedicated to honor the memories of Jesus Christ and acknowledge the sacrifices that he has made in order to the betterment of Humankind. There are lots of different ways to celebrate this day and festival depending upon the region you live but some of the common practices are prayers, religious traditions, etc.
A feast has also been held which includes dishes like bread in the shape of a cross, cross-shaped cakes, and pastries. According to the religious traditions, dishes based on Basil should be prepared on Holy Cross Day like Basil soup.