The Holy day of East Star was originally a celebration of renewal and rebirth for original people. Celebrating the return of early spring, it honors the Mother Nature goddess known in many cultures as Eostra, Oestera, Eastre(Esther), Ishtar, Auset, Het-Heru, Hathor, Aurora, or Adonis...
Easter is exceptional depending on where you live in proximity to the Equator. There are only 3 seasons, instead of 4 for those living near the equator.
The Rite of Spring,
The specific day on which the resurrection should be celebrated became a major point of contention within the church.
If his resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him, when was he crucified- To rise again in three days? Did he rise on the Sabbath or the first day of the week?
It is the central tenet of Christian faith and theology and part of the Nicene Creed: "On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.” The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of the Christian faith, according to the Apostle Paul, who even says that if Jesus Christ has not been resurrected then the Christian faith is worthless and futile (1 Cor. 15:14-17). Therefore, without Easter there is no Christianity.
Historically, the Christian church, because it could not eradicate the celebration of this popular festival, reinterpreted it and assigned to it a new meaning, but was unable to erase completely its original significance. The egg and the rabbit, the phallic pole or cross (the real symbols of this festival) will continue to be loved and celebrated as long as we can marvel at the new life which the spring brings.
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