True. The goddess Eostre
was associated with spring and fertility.
True. The legend says
Eostre turned the bird into a hare and since it was still a bird at
heart, it continued to lay eggs in a nest.
False. The dances are to
scare away winter spirits.
True. They also provided
luck and protected sailors, or so it was believed.
False. In Italy and France the bells are silenced on the Thursday before
False. Burning the
Christmas tree at Easter is a symbolic way of cleaning out winter and
ushering in spring.
False. Italians roast lamb
for Easter dinner and Germans decorate cakes shaped like lambs.
False. The cross is
covered and fish is the main course.