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Brent Landau

Brent Landau is an author at Religion News Service.

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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

By Brent Landau — April 21, 2019
(The Conversation) — Among the important disputes settled at the A.D. 325 Council of Nicaea, the church council also resolved that Easter should be fixed on a Sunday, not on the traditional day of the Jewish Passover.

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

By Brent Landau — April 13, 2017
The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.
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