April was called Ostermonath—the month of the Ost-end wind
(wind from the east). Easter is therefore the April feast, which lasted
eight days. Our Easter Sunday must be between March 21st and April
25th. It is regulated by the paschal moon, or first full moon between
the vernal equinox and fourteen days afterwards. (Teutonic, ostara;
The Saxon goddess of the east, whose festival was held in the
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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