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Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots...

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in...

Best Easter pageant ever? Half a century of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Henry Bial, University of Kansas In the days leading up to Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will participate...

How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

Rahel Mathews, Mississippi State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages....

What are the origins of Lent?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross In late winter, many Christian denominations observe a 40-day period of...

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the...

Brent Landau, University of Texas at Austin On April 21, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said...

4 things to know about Ash Wednesday

William Johnston, University of Dayton For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of preparation...

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