Do you celebrate Easter? If so, how? Originally started as a religious holiday as several holidays were started, there are several aspects of the Easter holiday that have very little to do with the original intent of the celebration. Let’s take a minute to review a few facts found on some the Best Reference Websites about the Easter holiday.
· Easter is a Christian holiday and back in 325 AD, the “church council of Nicaea” decided that Easter should be made a true holiday and held on the first Sunday after the full moon landing after the 21st of March, which is the Equinox.
· Decorating and giving away eggs for Easter has been done for centuries by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as a symbol of life. Many of the early Christians used to exchange red eggs in particular to symbolize the ending and resurrection of Jesus’s life.
· The myth of the Easter Bunny, as he is currently portrayed today, actually dates back to an old German tale about a woman who used to decorate eggs and leave them for her children to find.
· The first Easter baskets given were meant to imitate a bird’s nest when eggs were placed inside.
· The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.
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