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What does Easter mean?

Easter is a spring festival of new life. As a pagan tradition it is the beginning of growth after the cold winter months.

The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring – Eostre. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and practising Christians attend
special church services at Easter time.

Easter celebrates life and rebirth, which is why we see lots of symbols of fertility like eggs,
chicks and rabbits.