Easter  

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Illustration: Il Sacro Cuore, Church of the Gesù, Rome by Pompeo Batoni

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A Christian feast commemorating the resurrection of Christ; the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after the vernal equinox. In paganism it refers to a festival of Heathenry held in honour of the goddess Eostre or Ostara and celebrated at the spring equinox or within the month of April. Also known as Eostre.

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