Holidays ???


What’s Really behind the holiday truths?


Hello there, R U as curious as I am regarding all these Holidays?


1) What does Easter eggs or bunnies have to do with the resurrection of Christ?

2) What does Christmas have to do with Santa Clause and the epiphany?

3) What is the symbolism of a wreath? In karate it means peace (As some schools use the word Chimbe)

4) Why is it a tradition to kiss under the mistletoe?


Having a basic idea about all these questions above comes down to the Christians persecution. If you’re intrigued … read on!


The word “Easter” I remember having a conversation with a friend regarding Easter, it came up that the Christians were not allowed to worship any other God but what the Romans did and pagan religion worshiped many gods, 1 of which was the god of fertility.



The English name for this holy day has long been linked to the Anglo – Saxon goddess of spring, usually called Eostre or Ostara. Known as a pagan goddess of dawn, Eostre is a deity whose name is connected to the word East (where the sun rises). Other languages for this holiday’s name (such as Pasqua, in Italian or Pascua in Spanish Paska in Greek) is related to the Hebrew word Pesach for Passover, commemorating the exodus of the Jews led by Moses from Egypt. In the gospels, Jesus’ last days take place during Passover. The date of Easter has been a subject of controversy for centuries. Western Christians now fix the holiday on the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox, which usually is March 20th or the 21st (Easter fell on April 16 in 2006) Orthodox Christians use a different calculation to set the holiday.  This link between the moon & spring’s arrival is no accident. Most ancient farmers or not so ancient (growing up in southern Italy this method was still practiced) viewed the vernal equinox as a time of renewal, when they planted their 1st crops & sheep gave birth.

Easter eggs 


According to Anglo – Saxon myth, the goddess Ostara changed her favorite pet bird into a rabbit to amuse some children. The rabbit produced brightly colored eggs, which the goddess gave to the kids. In Germany, that tradition carried into Christian’s times with the tale of a Santa like magical rabbit, Osterhase, who leaves colored eggs for good children. Many cultures, including the Hindu & Chinese, regard the egg as a symbol of the universe & creation; eggs were fertility symbols for numerous early civilizations. People colored & exchanged eggs during spring festivals in ancient Persia, Rome and other cultures. In Christian times, the eggs took on a new meaning because they were forbidden during lent – the 40 days preceding Easter – but they could be eaten after the holiday arrived.