The joys of Spring - nothing brings them to life more than Easter. But what’s the history of this chocolate rich festival and how can we best celebrate it?
Easter was named for Eostre, who was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring, or so St Bede claims. He wasn’t very reliable though, so we don’t know how accurate this claim is. What we do know is that the Christian church took over an old pagan festival, held every spring, and linked it to the resurrection of Christ, which bore many similar themes to the older festival, relating to life triumphing over death and the return of growth, health and strength to the agricultural world