31 Mar '18, 2pm

Is Easter Really a Pagan Festival? #care2

Is Easter Really a Pagan Festival? #care2

Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on March 23, 2013. This year Easter falls on April 1, but what exactly does the holiday celebrate? While it is true that Christians have celebrated Easter Sunday for centuries as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection , the roots of the holiday’s traditions can be traced back to pagan celebrations. In fact, the word Easter appears only once in some versions of the Bible — and even then it is actually a mistranslation of the Greek word for Passover , the festival that Jesus would have celebrated. It’s no surprise, then, that strict Puritans historically distanced themselves from Easter. Where does the word “Easter” originate? There are several theories on the derivation of this name, but most experts agree that the name “Eostre” is a corruption of Astarte, the mother goddess of the ancient Assyrians, also known as Ish...

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