Time for an explanation

In the article, “Origin of Jan. 1 dates back 2,000 years” (Jan 29), there are some questionable details.
For example, Easter is listed among Christian celebrations that “had begun as pagan festivals.” In fact, both the original event and the date that the church observes were connected to the Jewish Passover, and its implications for the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
The word “Easter,” used in English speaking countries, probably has som...

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