Ēostre is a celebration of the spring equinox. It was celebrated millennium before Christianity. Ēostre is pronounced “East – rah“. Rabbits and eggs were considered sacred at this time of year as symbols of fertility.
Ēostre is still celebrated … in fact … Heathens and Pagans celebrated Ēostre or Ostara last month on the 20th.
For 20 years I was a member of an independent Christian church. To avoid confusion between a Heathen Holy Day and Christian Holy Day some of their scholars began calling Easter by the phrase “Resurrection Sunday”.
I think every Christian would take that advice and maybe forget about the bunnies and eggs too.