What is the meaning of Easter?

What is the meaning of Easter?

Kimberly Pichardo, Contributor

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The feast of Easter Day was originally a pagan celebration of renewal or rebirth. When we open our Easter egg’s it symbolizes the start of a new life, as well as all the beautiful flowers blooming in the Spring time. This honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday, since it fell around the same time as the traditional memorial of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, was merged with pagan celebration, and became known as Easter. The meaning of Easter was also changed to reflect its new Christian orientation. In today’s society, the meaning of Easter, for millions of Christians, is honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and his glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in him.