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The Spring Equinox marks the beginning of Spring, and for the ancient Mesopotamians was the beginning of their new year festival.
The Mesopotamians believed that their god Marduk did battle with monsters of chaos at the end of the year.
(Scholars disagree on whether the Last Supper was a Passover meal.) Because Christians insisted that Easter should be celebrated on a Sunday, the Council of Nicea decreed that Easter be the first Sunday after the fourteenth day of a lunar month (Paschal Full Moon, which is approximately the first full moon) following the date of the Spring Equinox (which is often incorrectly assumed to be March 21st).
Easter can occur on any date from March 22nd to April 25th.
The word Yule may come from the Anglo-Saxon word geol (feast), applied to December (geola, feast month).
Or it may come from a Norse-Saxon word meaning wheel, referring to the seasonal cycles of the sun.
During the midwinter festival Makar Sankranti, Hindus bathe in rivers such as the Ganges (Ganga) and offer water to the Sun god.
But to preserve the king, a criminal was made into a mock king, who was treated as if he was a king until he was slain.In mid-autumn Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs celebrate Diwali, the "festival of lights" signifying the victory of light over darkness (and of knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair).The Chinese Dongzhi ("extreme of winter") Festival is viewed within the Yang and Yin philosophy as a time of returning of positive energy associated with lengthening daylight hours.In the first centuries of Christianity Easter was by far the most significant Christian holiday (holy day) and Christmas was not a holiday at all.The ancient Egyptians celebrated the passion (suffering before fatal dismemberment) of the god Osiris, and celebrated his resurrection in the Spring, coinciding with the flooding of the Nile (and rebirth of vegetation).