Good Friday in Toledo
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:57:48 GMT —
Celebrated holy holidays like Good Friday and Easter Sunday often see church attendence swell. For those that do not attend regular service, it's a time to reflect on their faith.
And while there is plenty of info on historical fact about this day, one question that often comes up is, where did easter get its name? And how did a bunny become associated with the day of resurrection.
In historical lore, the pagans celebrated the goddess Eostre around the same time as the resurrection, and in mixing pagan faith with modern christianity, the name became "easter".
As for the bunny?
Eostre, who represented fetility and spring-time, was said to have the earthly symbol of the rabbit.
Where the introduction of candy came from is anyone guess. Most likely the candy makers.