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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
28-Mar-24 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Friday customs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Friday customs
wikipedia; In Latin and Greek, the Christian celebration was, and still is, called Pascha (Greek: ??s?a), a word derived from Aramaic ???? (Paskha), cognate to the Hebrew ??????? (Pesach). The word originally denoted the Jewish festival known in English as Passover, commemorating the Jewish Exodus from slavery in Egypt. The eight-day Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach) is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nissan, April 22 - 30, 2024.

French Today; The French word “Pâques” derives from the Latin “pascha”, meaning “Passover”, which comes from the Hebrew “Pesah” meaning “passing way” (hence the word “passage”) and is the Jewish name for the Passover celebration, which remembers the Exodus out of Egypt.

Oxford Reference; ‘pace eggs’, ‘peace eggs’, or ‘paste eggs’, corruptions of pasche, the Latin-based medieval word for Easter.