Tc didn't "best" define "Easter", the Websters's Dictionary does a better job: Easter: Etymology: Middle English estre, from Old English Eastre; akin to Old High German Ostarun (plural) Easter, Old English East east : a feast that commemorates Christ's resurrection and is observed with variations of date due to different calendars on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon. Easter From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article forms part of the series Christianity History of Christianity Christian Worldview Creeds · Philosophy · Theology Creation · Fall · Incarnation Salvation · End Times · Divine grace · Faith · Prayer · Fasting · Liturgy Divine Trinity The Father · The Son (Jesus) · Holy Spirit Texts & Law Bible : Old · New testaments · Apocrypha Canon law · Commandments · Beatitudes Holy Cities Events Jerusalem · Bethlehem Nazareth · Rome Constantinople · Antioch List of Holy Cities Liturgical year Christmas Easter · Lent Day of Obligation Buildings Religious Roles Church · Steeple · Pulpit Cathedral · Abbey Basilica Priest · Reverend Bishop · Pope Deacon · Clergy Western Christianity Eastern Christianity Roman Catholic Protestantism Restorationism Eastern Catholic Eastern Orthodoxy Oriental Orthodoxy Protestant groups Movements Lutherans · Reformed Baptists · Anglicans Methodists · Quakers Modernism Fundamentalism Neo-evangelicalism Pentecostalism Liberalism Famous Figures Origins Jesus in the New Testament · Paul Twelve Apostles Mary · Mary Magdalene Judaism Abraham Messiah Easter is the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed in March, April, or May each year to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion (see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year around AD 30-33. (Easter can also refer to the season of the church year, lasting for fifty days, which follows this holiday and ends around Pentecost. See Eastertide.) In most languages of Christian societies, other than English and German, the holiday's name is derived from Pesach, the Hebrew name of Passover, a Jewish holiday to which the Christian Easter is intimately linked. Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar; the Last Supper shared by Jesus and his disciples before his crucifixion is generally thought of as a Passover seder, based on the chronology in the Synoptic Gospels. The Gospel of John has a different chronology which has Christ's death at the time of the slaughter of the Passover lambs (perhaps for theological reasons). This would put the Last Supper slightly before Passover. The English and German names, "Easter" and "Ostern", are not etymologically related to Pesach and likely derive either from Eostremonat, an old Germanic month name, or Eostre, an alleged Germanic goddess, whom the 8th century English historian Bede stated was honored with a festival during Eostremonat. No account of Eostre has been discovered other than Bede's single mention, which has led historians to suggest that Bede's observation was conjecture. It has been suggested that many of modern Easter's symbols, such as colored eggs and the Easter Bunny, are cultural remnants of Eostre's springtime festival and that Eostre merged with the Christian Pesach celebrations after the Germanic heathens were Christianized (see Easter as a Germanic Heathen festival below.), even though giving of eggs at spring festivals was not restricted to Germanic peoples and could be found among the Persians, Romans, Jews and the Armenians. Seems the Bible is not given for your private interpretation and limited view of Hebrew, Greek, or English!! Maybe time you "Greek scholars" learn something.