Easter is a Chrstian holiday celebrated in thespringtime. aster is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The name Easter comes from the Scandinavian word Ostra a goddess of mythology signifying springtime. Easter is observed by the churches of the West on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or following March 21. So Easter became a "movable" feast which can occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25. Chrstian churches in the east which were closer to the bithplace of the new religion observe Easter according to the date of Passover.

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"The Traditions of Easter." Easter. Easter.Com. 2 Feb. 2006 <>.

K, Dan. Personal interview. 20 Jan. 2006.

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