Posts Tagged ‘easter’

You probably know that the so-called Easter Bunny wasn’t a rabbit, but a hare. You probably know too that this hare is a manifestation of an Anglo-Saxon/Northern European Pagan goddess called variously Ostara, Oestre or Eostre (spellings vary), which gave its name to what Christians in North Western Europe later called Easter. The pagan festival […]


Happy Easter

28Mar16

The next few weeks sees yours truly dashing back and forth across Europe in the name of business. This is playing havoc with any blogging schedule but does afford a small opportunity to experience some interesting local customs. Take Switzerland for instance, some cantons have similar Easter spanking traditions to those in Slovakia. Since these […]