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  • It's always been about the Cadburys...
  • And the robin eggs, and chocolate bunnies, and black jelly beans, and reeces peanut butter bunnies...
  • It's about the Resurrection of Jesus. The Easter Bunny rolled the stone away from the tomb and Jesus came out.
  • to me it's a sacred Christian Holy Day...but the cadbury's sure don't hurt!
  • Peeps baby!
  • The Pagan fertility festival that Easter is derived from (Ostara/Eostre after the fertility Goddess Eostre/Ostara) is celebrated on/around the Spring Equinox. It is on this holiday that red dyed eggs (eggs being a major symbol of fertility) are given to young couples and friends as a wish for fertility/new conceptions. The rabbit is also honored as another fertility symbol. Easter, as the Christian holiday, would not be celebrated by Pagans (except for the Cadburys).
  • It's all about Cadbury's & maybe a little about Nestle, either way long may it last!!!
  • Anyone celebrating a holiday out of a book that's been changed hundreds of times throughout the centuries is silly. Not to mention many historical texts on Christianity were lost in the crusades. So we now have the incomplete King James version with the ridiculous addition of the book of Revelation. Which isn't dated to any time before the Crusades. I never understood why people had to believe in silly things just to live by good principles. Regardless Spring Equinox is a nice time of the year to be outside with family and friends enjoying life.
  • Cadburys all hail the milk chocolate goodness!! lol
  • Happy Keester!
  • It's all about Jesus' resurrection, but Chocolate eggs are lovely....not just Cadbury's though. Try Lindt. Mmmmm
  • It's a way to keep the economy going.
  • It is both. The Catholic Church absorbed many of the traditions of the local pagan holidays and "repurposed" them for Christian beliefs. Rather than fight against centuries of tradition, they said,"you can still do that as a Christian, just change the meaning." So, if you are a Christian celebrating Easter, chances are there a few originally pagan traditions you adhere to, usually because they are very nice and still mesh with the meaning of the holiday.
  • It's always been a pagan holiday. The Catholic church coopted it in an effort to promote their own religion. http://www.history.com/content/easter/pagan-origins
  • The truth is, pagans know it's a celebration to the Goddess of fertility, and the custom belongs to them. It's the Christians that are kinda in the dark. In the Bible Christ died on Passover, not on Good Friday. He was resurrected before the morning of the 1st day of the week. He did not rise with the Sun. That custom is derived from a ritual in ancient times which the God of the Old Testament calls an abomination. Ezek8:16 The Biblical account says that Christ died on Passover, which is on the 14th day of the first month of the Hebrew calendar. The Hebrew calendar is a solar-lunar type of calendar and as such, the passover occurs on different days of the week every year. According to Biblical evidence, it is likely that the passover was not on a Friday in the year of the crucifixion (Matt 12:40).
  • It is about our Lord.
  • It's about all 3, depending on how you want to celebrate it.
  • It is to celebrate Jesus's ressurection. But of course many don't celebrate that. Many choose to celebrate in a Pagan way.
  • Pagan fertility and chocolate, the way it's supposed to be, to bad Christians haven't had an original thought, ever. Almost the entire Christian Doctrine is copied from other older religions, and the majority of their holidays were celebrated long before anybody ever heard the story of Jesus.

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