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What is the meaning of "Easter"?

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Many view this Holy day as remembrance of Jesus resurrection and considered one the most holy holidays there is with Christmas being a close second. This also is one of the only days that some will come to church out of the whole year.  But did you know that when you examine the NT church that you cannot find where they observed Jesus resurrection as a yearly eventyearly feast that was very important to the Jews because they were to observe to remember how God delivered the Jews from Egyptian bondage. Its during this Passover feast that Jesus instituted the Lord Supper. Once Jesus died on the cross and the new covenant began the Passover was no longer binding nor were any of the feast that were specifically for the Jews. However, many Jews still observed the Passover and the Jewish festivals after they became Christians. Even Paul after he became a Christian would observe some these Jewish customs. In Acts 18:18 he took a vow and vrs 19-21 he sought to keep a Jewish feast in Jerusalem. But also learn Acts 15 that the Gentiles that is you and I were not obligated to keep any of the Jewish traditions such as the Passover, feast or circumcision. History tells us not long after the apostles died that a lot of these Jewish festivals turned into Christian festivals and the Passover began to be observed as yearly remembrance of Christ Resurrection even though Christ himself instituted the Lord Supper to be what Christians were to partake of to remember his death