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  • Because the Christians of olde stole a pagan fertility holiday (ostara) and decided to tweak it a bit to gain more followers. left in the bunnies and eggs for familar concepts, and gave the rest to Jesus.

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    Kari Henley: What Do a Rabbit, Colored Eggs and Candy Have to Do With Jesus? The History of Easter Revealed

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    Kari Henley: What Do a Rabbit, Colored Eggs and Candy Have to Do With Jesus? The History of Easter Revealed

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  • Ostara is one of the four lesser Wiccan holidays or sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. Ostara is celebrated on the vernal equinox, in the Northern hemisphere around March 21 and in the Southern hemisphere around September 23, depending upon the specific timing of the equinox. Among the Wiccan sabbats, it is preceded by Imbolc and followed by Beltane

    January 25, 2008