The name Easter actually comes from Ishtar who was worshiped as the moon goddess, the goddess of spring and fertility and the Queen of Heaven. She is known by so many other names in other countries and cultures that she is often referred to as the goddess of one thousand names. Ishtar – the Babylonian goddess – is the one for whom Easter is named.
The Babylonians celebrated the day of Ishtar / Easter as the return of the goddess of Spring – the re-birth or reincarnation of Nature and the goddess of Nature. Babylonian legend says that each year a huge egg would fall from heaven and would land in the area around the Euphrates River. In her yearly re-birth, Ishtar would break out of this egg and if any of those celebrating this occasion happened to find her egg, Ishtar would bestow a special blessing on that person. Does this explain the origin of our modern-day tradition of Easter eggs and baskets and Easter egg hunts?
There are absolutely no verses anywhere in the Bible that authorize or endorse an Easter celebration. Further, the Bible says nothing about the practice of observing Lent, dyeing Easter eggs, having Easter egg hunts, baskets of candy, bonnets – and so on. Easter has long been known to be a pagan festival.