Easter, Jewish Passover, Passover, Happy New Spring, Eostra – these and other names are associated with the Christian holiday of Easter. Easter is a holiday during which Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after the crucifixion as described in the Bible. Lately, it’s more time to shop for presents, travel, walk around department stores, eat chocolate eggs or bunnies, celebrate with family, clean up somewhere, or even drive out evil forces.
Nowadays, in addition to the Christian cross, a chocolate bunny, Easter eggs or Easter eggs, Monday’s watering and other traditions are associated with Easter . What is the origin of today’s Easter traditions?
The exact etymological origin of the name “Easter” is unknown. Some sources claim that the word “Easter” is derived from “Eostre”, which is the Germanic goddess of spring and fertility. Other sources associate Easter with the Latin name “hebdomada alba” (White Week), referring to the white clothing worn by the first baptized Christians. It is believed that this Latin name became the word “esostarum” in Old German due to a translation error, which later became “Easter” in English. In Spanish, Easter is known as Pascua, in French as Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin words ” Pascha ” or “Pasch”.
You won’t find a story in the Bible about Easter bunnies, eggs, a whisper , or a little bunny . The incorporation of these symbols and customs into the Passover came several centuries after the crucifixion of Christ. According to the University of Florida, the origin of the Easter Bunny dates back to pre-Christian Germany around the 13th century , when people worshiped several gods and goddesses, as well as the goddess Eostra. This Germanic goddess of spring and fertility was worshiped during the vernal equinox (near Easter) and her symbol was a hare . Over time, Easter pagan traditions merged with Christian and hare as well as other symbols found a place in Slovak folklore.
In ajíčka they are an ancient symbol of fertility, just as spring is a symbol of new life. Some sources claim that the Easter eggs represent the resurrection of Jesus. However, this association came much later, when in the 15th century Roman Catholicism became the dominant religion in Germany and merged with the already entrenched pagan (Pagan) faith.
A soup and a whip and have to bring health, dexterity and fertility to the girls. They are also pagan customs that date back to the pre-Christian period. Ján Kollár (1973-1852) wrote in Narodné Spievanky that “the caster is a pagan-Slavic remnant whose purpose and meaning we do not know.” It is a remnant of ancient magical ceremonies that little to ensure an abundance of moisture for the soil.
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