Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my followers and readers. An I wanted to share with you the history  of Easter.easter-sunday-02

Easter  is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.Google
  • the period in which Easter occurs, especially the weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
     
    Here is another breakdown of the holiday as well from an different perspective:  The word Easter might have derived from a springtime Anglo-Saxon fertility goddess called Easter (known as Eostre, in German and in Norse as Ostara), whose symbolism included the hare, the moon and eggs1. But that figure is disputed, and others say it derives from the word ‘east’, ‘dawn’2 or from the Norse word for the spring season3Easter is steeped in the symbolism of cycle of the sun, which rises in the East, and which in spring fondles the natural world to life. In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox occurs on the 21st of March when the length of the day increases until it is equal with the length of the night4. The sun, growing in power, finally overtakes darkness, and this solar rebirth is celebrated in most ancient pagan religions, where agricultural life depended on the growth of spring. The other symbol of ancient solar superstition was the moon; and even today, Christians still celebrate their version of Easter on the first Sunday on or after the first Full Moon after the March equinox, tying Easter to its historical pagan roots.Easter Philosophy

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