word “Easter” and most of the secular celebrations of the holiday come
from pagan traditions. Anglo Saxons worshiped Eostre, the goddess of
springtime and the return of the sun after the long winter. According to
legend, Eostre once saved a bird whose wings had frozen during the
winter by turning it into a rabbit. Because the rabbit had once been a
bird, it could still lay eggs, and that rabbit became our Easter Bunny.
Eggs were a symbol of fertility in part because they used to be so
scarce during the winter. There are records of people giving each other
decorated eggs at Easter as far back as the 11th century.
Wishing you an enjoyable Easter and/or pleasant Passover.