↑Norman Davies (২০ Jan ১৯৯৮)। "Europe: A History"। HarperCollins। "In most European languages Easter is called by some variant of the late Latin word Pascha, which in turn derives from the Hebrew pesach, passover'."
↑Bernard Trawicky, Ruth Wilhelme Gregory (২০০০)। "Anniversaries and Holidays"। American Library Association। "Easter is the central celebration of the Christian liturgical year. It is the oldest and most important Christian feast, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The date of Easter determines the dates of all movable feats except those of Advent."
↑Peter C. Bower। "The Companion to the Book of Common Worship"। Geneva Press। সংগৃহীত ১১ এপ্রিল ২০০৯। "Maundy Thursday (or le mandé; Thursday of the Mandatum, Latin, commandment). The name is taken from the first few words sung at the ceremony of the washing of the feet, "I give you a new commandment" (John 13:34); also from the commandment of Christ that we should imitate His loving humility in the washing of the feet (John 13:14-17). The term mandatum (maundy), therefore, was applied to the rite of foot-washing on this day."