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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.

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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 an Old English goddess mentioned by the 7th to ...

www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/origin-of-easter.htm

Origin Of Easter - A Christian commemoration of Resurrection Day. A Celebration with ancient pagan roots. The truth about Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

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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, ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2010/apr/03/easter-pagan-symbolism

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.

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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 ...

www.gotquestions.org/easter-origins.html

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 ...

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-15/the-origins-of-easter-from-pagan-roots-to-chocolate-eggs/8440134

Apr 14, 2017 ... This is the story of Easter and how we came to be eating chocolate eggs delivered by rabbits.

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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 ...

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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 ...