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Why did Easter become connected with things like Easter eggs, lilies, bunnies, chicks, and pink confetti? How did these symbols get caught up in the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus? Patheos writers crack the egg to provide answers to these and other questions.

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Eostre, Easter, Ostara, Eggs, and Bunnies

Eostre, Easter, Ostara, Eggs, and Bunnies

Jason Mankey

Much like Christmas, the trappings of the Easter holiday aren't biblical, they are a hodgepodge of Christian, pagan, culture, and circumstance.

The Not-So-Christian Roots of Hot Cross Buns, with a Recipe

The Not-So-Christian Roots of Hot Cross Buns, with a Recipe

Phil Fox Rose

A lot of history and mystery surrounds the hot cross bun. One thing we know for sure is that it began in England and has some distinctly pagan roots.

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