Name: Easter

Origin and Meaning of the Name Easter

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    (EES ter)
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    Itself (Easter)
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    English speaking countries
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    From the Christian holiday celebrating the rebirth of Jesus, the name originally comes from a goddess Ēostre of Anglo-Saxon paganism. Theories connecting Eostre with records of Germanic folk custom (including hares and eggs) points that the current Easter celebration borrows tremendously from this. The exact origin of the word Eostre, and thusly Easter, is unknown, although it is generally representative of "rebirth".

    Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

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