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Easter Sunday was the main day of celebration in the Christian church, and was formally recognized by the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, though some Easter traditions likely come from ancient pagan rituals.

Easter - Wikipedia

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Easter, also called Pascha (Greek/Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday ... The most widely accepted theory of the origin of the term is that it is derived from the name of a godd...

What are the origins of Easter? - Got Questions

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The major problem with associating the origin of Easter with the pagan goddess Eastre/Eostre is that we have no hard evidence that such a goddess was ever ...

The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter | Ancient Origins

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Apr 20, 2014 ... Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honour the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, ...

The pagan roots of Easter | Heather McDougall | Opinion | The ...

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Apr 3, 2010 ... Heather McDougall: From Ishtar to Eostre, the roots of the resurrection story go deep. We should embrace the pagan symbolism of Easter.

The Pagan Origin Of Easter - Last Trumpet Ministries International

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The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an " Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Those who love truth ...

The True Origin of Easter - Rcg.org

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The True Origin of Easter. by David C. Pack. Easter is a worldwide tradition involving many customs that people believe to be Christian. What is the origin of Lent ...

Easter - Holidays - HISTORY.com

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The exact origins of this religious feast day's name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and ...

What Are the Real Origins of Easter? | United Church of God

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Apr 2, 2006 ... Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found ... Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and ...

Easter Bunny: The Origins of Easter Day's Rabbit | Time.com

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Apr 1, 2015 ... Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, but the seasonal chocolate eggs and the bunny who delivers them are nowhere ...