Ostrara is Coming! Ostara is coming!

Again We Can Party Like a Pagan!

Not a pagan?  Well, you got your own options. But you may want to reflect on where they came from. Just sayin.

Ostara? Spring Equinox happens on March 20 at 1:14 am EDT.

Spring is coming!  This year in the Northern Hemisphere,  Spring Equinox happens on March 20 at 1:14 am EDT.  Most Pagans will be celebrating the beginning of spring, some under the name “Ostara”.  Unlike many Pagan holidays that have a history in Celtic tradition, the Celts did not observe this equinox.  Instead, Ostara comes to us from German tradition and is said to be named after the German goddess Eostre.More info

Look! All this celebrating at “Easter” / Ostara ain’t nothing new. Peple have been celebrating the Vernal Equinox since the beginning of time. The weather warms and the ground thaws, flowers emerge, yada, yada, yada. It’s got nothing to do with being a Christian, or whatever. It’s got everything to do with Spring! It is just celebrated in every culture differently and that’s that!

Every year at Ostara, everyone begins chatting about a goddess of spring known as Eostre. According to the stories, she is a Teutonic goddess associated with flowers and springtime, and her name gives us the word “Easter”, as well as the name of Ostara itself.

Personal note: Oh no not another pirated holiday! Yeppers! Christians naming an event after a Teutonic goddess?! Hey! What’s with that? Simple quiz. What were Christians, Muslims, Whatevers before [2000 years ago] they were Whatevers? PAGANS! Tada! That was an easy quiz wasn’t it? Some things are just hard to give up. Ain’t they!

For my buddies In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17. St. Patrick is known as a symbol of Ireland, particularly around every March. One of the reasons he’s so famous is because he drove the snakes out of Ireland, and was even credited with a miracle for this. What many people don’t realize is that the serpent was actually a metaphor for the early Pagan faiths of Ireland. St. Patrick brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle, and did such a good job of it that he practically eliminated Paganism from the country.Good job Pat! Drinkin to ya!

All this just to say this. Happy Ostara! Happy Easter! Happy………  whatever! Let’s party!

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