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Easter – its original meaning…

Easter is originally a celebration of spring with lots of pagan/indigenous influences. Easter (in German called “Ostern”) got its name from the goddess Ēostre or Ostara who was the pagan goddess of spring and a Germanic divinity. 

Originally Easter feasts were in Eostre’s honor, but this tradition died out and was replaced by the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
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