April 2006
Word of the Month - April
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Easter - The primary Christian feast commemorating Jesus' resurrection
from the dead, which took place on a Sunday, the third day after his
death on the cross.

Easter is remembered each Sunday by Christians and the feast of Easter
takes place on the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon
following the vernal equinox, which is March 21. Therefore, Easter is
always on a Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th.

The English word Easter is derived from the name for the Northumbrian
goddess
Eostre, the goddess of fertility and sunrise, whose festival was
also in the spring.