Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fact of the Day: Easter Pascha

The word for Easter comes from the Germanic pagan goddess Eostre, but another name for Easter is Pascha from Greek and Latin. While the Western concept of Easter often shares similarities to European spring festivals, Easter also shares a similar date and customs as the Jewish spring festival Passover. The holiday is known as Pesah in Hebrew and in many languages Easter and Passover are either very similarly spelled or identical.