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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Interesting Easter Trivia

Did ya know?
 
Easter was named after Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess. The symbols of the goddess were the hare and the egg.

 
Apart from English and German, the name of 'Easter' has been derived from Pesach, the Hebrew name of Passover festival.
 
Right from ancient times, the egg has been regarded as a symbol of rebirth in most of the cultures.


Just like Passover which is dependent on the phases of the moon and has different dates each year, Easter is also a movable feast.
Easter always falls between March 22nd and April 25th.
 
The custom of giving eggs at Easter dates back to the time of the Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans.
 

Egyptians were initially the ones who exchanged eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Christ. It was later that the tradition was passed down to early Christians.

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
John 11:25 
 
 We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ’s sufferings! 
A.W. Tozer

Until Next Time
 


 
 

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting facts, Ms. Mary. Thanks for researching and sharing. I didn't realize why we don't pick a specific date to celebrate. With this knowledge, I'm glad we don't ....it gives us a greater connection to the life and times of the Bible.....and JESUS! Happy Saturday!!!

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  2. Happy Easter, Mary! He is risen! God Bless you!

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  3. No, I didn't know, but now I do. Happy Easter!

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