Easter 2024

Greetings and Happy Easter! This special occasion symbolizes the return of the spring sun, which brings new life to the earth. The concept of the sun's rebirth and its light triumphing over darkness dates back to ancient times, predating Christianity. For instance, in Sumeria, this idea was conveyed in the story of "The Descent of Inanna." In Europe, people celebrated the "Goddess of Spring," Ostara, on March 21st, during the spring equinox, which marked the point when the days became longer than the nights. The resurrection of the sun was a central theme of the Ostara holiday. Many Easter traditions are not exclusive to Christianity and have pre-Christian origins. Some examples include hot cross buns, eggs, and bunnies. For more information, please visit https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/ancient-pagan-origins-easter-001571 and https://www.history.co.uk/articles/the-pagan-roots-of-easter.