The History of Easter in an Eggshell
The Easter celebration has come a long way and evolved from being a religious celebration of peace, love, and joy, to a feast of chocolate eggs and bunny rabbits. Regardless, history tells a different tale, with the term “easter” dating back to an English Goddess named Eostre, to whom worship was rendered in early spring. This, according to the writings of a late 17th century British Monk named Venerable Bede.
To Christianity and the New Testament, the first full moon of the spring equinox symbolizes the moment when Jesus Christ resurrected into heaven after being crucified and dying outside of Jerusalem in a town called Golgatha (Arabic for ‘the place of skulls’) in 33AD. According to writings and astrologers, the Last Supper took place on Wednesday, April 1st, with his crucifixion and death on Friday, April 3rd. It is said that upon his death, the moon turned red, which symbolizes the lunar eclipse which occurred on that day. The same is expected in the southern hemisphere for this 2022. Christians believe that he rose to heaven three days later to sit by God’s side.