Many religions have festivals which celebrate light overcoming darkness.
Such occasions are often accompanied by the lighting of candles.
They seem to speak to every culture, and appeal to people of all faiths, and of none.
They are lit on birthday cakes and to mark family anniversaries, when we gather happily around a source of light.
It unites us.
As darkness falls on the Saturday before Easter Day, many Christians would normally light candles together.
In church, one light would pass to another, spreading slowly and then more rapidly as more candles are lit.
It's a way of showing how the good news of Christ's resurrection has been passed on from the first Easter by every generation until now.
This year, Easter will be different for many of us, but by keeping apart, we keep others safe.
But Easter isn't cancelled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever. 下载全新《每日英语听力》客户端，查看完整内容