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Easter, a Celebration of Spring

First, let's talk about timing. For whatever reason, it's been decided that Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox, also known as the Paschal Moon in the northern hemisphere. This is why Easter is a floating holiday and can occur anytime between March 22nd and April 25th. Now, a little on the etymology. Paschal comes from Middle English's Pasch; other variants include: Easter from Anglo-French, from Late Latin, Pascha; from Greek

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