Easter, The Oldest Christian Festival – Or Is It?
For children it matters not who or what Easter is celebrating – so long as they get basketfuls of coloured Easter eggs and candy on that special day. For adults, gifts often include flowers and plants. Many folks buy flowers and plants for themselves as well as sending these gifts to others through their local florist.
Of course, we know Easter is a Christian celebration of rebirth and the resurrection of Christ. So you might find the following statement rather interesting: Easter existed before Christianity.
Back then it wasn’t called Easter – that’s just the name of the Goddess who was being celebrated at the time. Actually her real name was Eostre and she was a Greek goddess. Eostre was the goddess of spring and was believed to leave this world when winter came calling, and only returned at the vernal equinox – March 21st. Continue reading