Easter is defined as the Sunday each year that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus with special church services and meals as well as a more secular celebration with Easter baskets filled with candy, delivered by an Easter bunny.(noun)
An example of Easter is a day where you can go to a sunrise church service and carry white lilies.
See Easter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ester < OE eastre, pl. eastron, spring, Easter; orig., name of pagan vernal festival almost coincident in date with paschal festival of the church < Eastre, dawn goddess < PGmc *Austro (> Ger Ostern) < IE base *awes-: see east
See Easter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English ester
Origin: , from Old English ēastre; see aus- in Indo-European roots.
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