Our Easter 2016 exhibition was on display on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016.
Easter is a pagan festival. The name Easter is believed to come from EOSTARA the goddess of rebirth Secular Culture celebrates the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere Religious Culture celebrates the Resurrection.
The general symbolic story of the death of the son (Sun) on a cross (Constellation of the Southern Cross) and his rebirth was a well known story in the ancient world.
The date of Easter is not fixed it is governed by the phases of the moon. The First Council of Nicaea 325CE decided that the Easter date would be the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the March Equinox. This would lessen the likelihood of it falling on the same day as the Jewish Passover. Eastern Orthodox Churches such as Greek still figure their Easter date based on the Julian calendar.
Here are some images of our display.