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Pagan Rituals—Or, Why Spring Cleaning Should Include Your Corporate Policies

Pagan Rituals—Or, Why Spring Cleaning Should Include Your Corporate Policies By Ken Moyle In ancient times, the Anglo-Saxons held a festival every year on the day of the spring equinox in honor of mother goddess of the spring, called Eastre.  A rabbit was used as a symbol of fertility and eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight brought by the coming of spring. The eggs were then given to friends and families as gifts, or used in egg rolling contests.  It was not until the eighth century that a monk named St Bede proposed the word “Easter” as the name for the Christian celebration we know today. Most families who celebrate Easter with eggs and bunnies and candy don’t know the story behind the tradition, but they enjoy it anyway.  They may even think it has something to do with their religion, even though it was taken from the “Pagans”. When the Spring Equinox rolls around, we bring out the decorations and follow these fun rituals because, well, because that is t…