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This is holiday is second-most important festivity in the Catholic and Christian calendar, coming off second to Christmas of course. But are you curious why is it called Easter?
Why just call it Resurrection Day or Christmas on Lent?
Let’s find out why.
Why Easter Day?
Nobody knows for sure how this religious feast’s origin came from. There are different theories for this topic so, we’ll just talk about the more plausible ones.
Some researchers have came up with the idea of Easter (translated in Greek: pascha) is just the same thing as the Jewish Passover, due to the fact that the Greek language doesn’t have a translation for the word Passover. So the entire time that the word Easter is mentioned on the Bible, it might actually mean Passover.
Here’s another idea. A wild one. It’s entirely up to you whether you will believe it or not.
The lent is a season for penance and reflection, usually done to emulate Christ’s time alone in the wilderness before starting his own ministry.
We all (most of us) follow this tradition. But what if this Easter Day is actually a Pagan holiday?
Some researchers say that the word ‘Easter’ came from the Teutonic Goddess of Spring and Fertility named ‘Eoster’ or ‘Esther’. That explain why the egg is the main symbol of Easter (more on the Easter symbols later).
Easter Day Symbols
We all know that Easter is celebrated with Easter Bunnies and Easter eggs, right?
But did you know that there’s a lot of things that symbolizes Easter Day? Here are some examples:
- Easter Lillies – Symbolizes purity and resurrection of Christ
- Lamb – Literally symbolizes ‘Lamb of God’
- Palm Branches – Represents the people of Jerusalem welcoming Christ with Palm Branches
- Candles – Symbolizes Christ being the ‘Light of the World’
- Pretzels – Symbolizes praying during the Lent
- Cross – Represents Jesus rising from the dead and coming back to life
- Butterfly – Represents the full Life Cycle of Jesus Christ (from Caterpillar, to Pupal stage, then to a beautiful Butterfly)
Easter Day Photos
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