Ostara represents the Spring Equinox, which this year is on March 20th.  We celebrate the equinox because it’s the time of the year when night and day are of equal length, thus balancing the two.

Ostara

From now on, until the Summer Solstice, we will experience longer days and shorter nights, Nature will flourish, regeneration will happen.

Ostara is the goddess of Pagan celebration of rebirth and fertility, representing the force of life that wins the cold of the Winter.

She is usually depicted with hares looking for eggs to offer to the goddess. It is said that this is the origin of the Egghunt in Nordic countries, during Easter celebrations.

Ostara

A linguistic curiosity: many suggest that Easter may come from the old English ēastre, that comes from … Ostara (which was written Oestara or Aestara).

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