23 Mar '13, 2pm

Is Easter Really A Pagan Festival?

Oh, yes, it's very obvious of course, that Easter just like Christmas (Yule) and most other "Christian" holidays were originally Pagan ones, that Christianity adapted into becoming their own. So now they are a mix of older Pagan traditions with the newer Christian narratives. Having a spring feast to celebrate the happy return of life to nature is of course very natural. And both bunnies and eggs are very obvious symbols of fertility and the spring and mating season in nature. In Sweden, it is also tradition to bring inside twigs of birch to decorate with coloured feathers, and let the twigs bud with leaves - again, very symbolic of spring and life. And one decorates the house with painted eggs and cute chickens. Easter is also when all witches are said to fly away on their brooms and gather for their common springtime dance celebration, and it's tradition for children to ...

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