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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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He is risen! He is risen indeed! Here we answer some of your frequently asked questions about Easter like when is Easter? How do I have a happy Easter? What makes a good Easter for children? Whether painting Easter eggs, or preparing that traditional Easter ham, family traditions and rituals enhance the Easter experience for parents and children. In our "Easter in the Home" section Patheos writers provide some of the best ways to celebrate Easter in the home and with your family. Holy Week offers a full panoply of opportunities for spiritual reflection, including thoughts on Jesus' Seven Last Words, on his prayer at Gethsemane, the Via Dolorosa and the development of the Stations of the Cross, the Maundy Thursday, Last Supper, and more. The Passion of Christ and his resurrection are at the heart of Christian theology. What special doctrines stem from this singular event, and how applicable are they today? Patheos commentators reflect on the dogmas and spiritualities of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. More than any other Christian season, Holy Week, Triduum and Easter are rich in ritual and liturgical traditions. Here Patheos writers explore these traditions to provide reflection and explanation for the practices and rites of the Easter season. The Easter tradition has a rich history that is often overlooked. Where did the tradition come from? What are its connections with the Jewish Passover? How did it absorb Pagan connections? Here Patheos writers explore the history of Easter to provide answers to these and other questions. 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 open the Easter egg to provide answers to these questions. Easter is often the most moving season of the Christian year. Easter themes have inspired countless movies, books and artwork. Here Patheos writers explore how the Easter season influences our art and entertainment, reviewing the best of Easter art.

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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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