The Origin of “Easter”

Easter Bunny

It’s 3.50pm. I was just finished the Easter Sunday Service in my local Church. I was coming from a non-English native language, and therefore, since Christianity was “imported” from western culture, many of the Christianity terms was imported without reexamined. In Indonesian language, the Easter holiday was called “Paskah”, even though I never know what’s the etymology behind the word “Paskah”.

And then, that message come. That one blackberry broadcast message that arrived in my phone which read, “Easter is not the same as Passover. The correct term is Passover, not Easter.”

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