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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday
by Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin
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11 April 2017
On 11 April 2017 The Conversation reported:
[On] April 16, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. I [Brent Landau] am a religious studies scholar specializing in early Christianity, and my research shows that this dating of Easter goes back to the complicated origins of this holiday and how it has evolved over the centuries. Easter is quite similar to other major holidays like Christmas and Halloween, which have evolved over the last 200 years or so. In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together. Most major holidays have some connection to the changing of seasons. ....
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