Easter to All
has its roots in three traditional religious faiths -
Pagan, Hebrew and Christian.
tradition says the name Easter is derived from the
Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring and Fertility called
Ostara or Eostre to whom the month of April is
dedicated. Easter can also coincide with the vernal
equinox or The Festival of Spring in March, another
Pagan tradition symbolising the rebirth of nature
may also be derived from the Hebrew "pesach"
(Passover), when the angel of death "passed
over" the dwellings of the Israelites and spared
Christian religion, Easter is also a major
celebration, marking as it does the crucifixion of
Christ, on what has become known as Good Friday, and
his resurrection three days later on Easter Sunday.
Easter tradition of rolling eggs is said to symbolise
the rolling away of the rock from Jesus's tomb. Other
Easter traditions, including Easter bunnies and Easter
eggs are believed to be derived from Pagan culture
where the egg and hare were both symbols of fertility
and new life.