easter tradition (fêtes de Pâques)

Where does this EASTER tradition come from ?

The word Easter dates back to early England ; it is thought to relate to the Pagan goddess of spring and fertility Ēostre (also called Ostara).
The act of exchanging gifts of eggs dates back to the time of the Egyptians and Persians ! Painted eggs were given as gifts to symbolize fertility and new life. Chocolate Easter eggs were not introduced until the early 1900s.
Easter Sunday is the day Jesus was resurrected.
The date of Easter varies each year as it is based on the lunar calendar and the position of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the full moon following March 21st.
Nowadays, children look for chocolate eggs in the garden and eat them !!!

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24 avril 2014

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