The Strange (but True) History of Easter

Stephen Johnson, writing for Lifehacker, has an amusing look into the origins of Easter.

Easter is weird.

To religious people, it’s the most sacred day of the year, a time for reflecting on the central miracle upon which Christianity is based. And, for children, a side of “a magical bunny stopped by last night and left a basket full of painted eggs and candy for you.”

The modern celebration of Easter is rooted so many sources—the Catholic Church, paganism, Judaism, the spring equinox—over so many centuries, it makes sense that it’s a little disjointed.

It’s pretty fun and entertaining.

April 15, 2022