Some people enjoy spreading rumors that Easter and Christmas have their origins in Paganism. This is a load of donkey hee-haw. But because, once-upon-a-time, I embraced paganism, I have a hankering to clear up that myth. For now, I'll discuss Easter, because it's Lent. Next Advent we'll tackle Christmas.
I'm sure the Old English people kept many of their old traditions (foods, ways of doing artwork and whatnot) when they became Christian, just as gentiles (and indeed Jews) all over the globe kept many of their ways when they converted to Christianity. So what? People who are anti-Christian sometimes read more into that than they should.
How to Calculate Easter
|from "Wonders of the Night Sky"|
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