Happy Eostre!

The month of April was known to the Saxons as Eostremonath and the linguistic link with 4SalzburgAprilmodern Easter is pretty obvious. It is one of several instances of early Christians borrowing from the ‘old religion’, since what we know as the Christian festival called Easter is actually named after a pagan goddess. It was the time for harrowing and sowing, and when you would here the fowlis synge (hear the birds sing).

(Lent, by the way, derives from Old English Lenct, meaning springtime.)

 

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