Happy Ēostre Day!

“Ostara” (1901) by Johannes Gehrts.

Eostur-monath, qui nunc Paschalis mensis interpretatur, quondam a Dea illorum quæ Eostre vocabatur, et cui in illo festa celebrabant nomen habuit: a cujus nomine nunc Paschale tempus cognominant, consueto antiquæ observationis vocabulo gaudia novæ solemnitatis vocantes.

Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated “Paschal month”, and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance. – Bede, in De temporum ratione.

Don’t know about you, but Ēostre has smiled upon me, the sun is shining today! Hope everyone has a lovely day, and remember, Jesus is mything in action!


  1. says

    If I recall correctly, the feast of Eostre was a big drunken piss up that ended up with people staggering off into the bushes for some pankying of the hanky. I approve this message!

    It’s way cooler than “you gibbed my god and he respawned LOL” day.

  2. says

    I love how all the flying creatures in the illustration are joined by a recumbent bunny quietly floating around. Those eggs must contain a lot of gas. Now there’s a thought. Helium filled chocolate eggs for the kiddies, make them squeak even higher with sticky brown sugary joy.

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