Hi, dear readers!
It´s Easter week, and we hope you are enjoying your holidays!
Today we´d like to unveil why Easter is called Easter and some other curious facts about this holiday.
Easter as a rite of spring.
The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.
It is important to point out that while the name “Easter” is used in the English-speaking world, many more cultures refer to it by terms best translated as “Passover”, or Pasqua. And this term comes from the Jewish celebration of their liberation from Egyptian slavery.
As Christians celebrate the festival this spring in commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection, the familiar sights of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs serve as a reminder of the holiday’s very ancient origins outside of the Christian tradition.
Hope, you´ve found it interesting, and happy Easter holidays!