Easter seems like a nice enough holiday, but I always grind my teeth as the day approaches because it means I'm going to have to put up with another round of "Easter is a pagan holiday. It's based on the celebration of Eostre, whose symbols were rabbits and eggs."
No, it's not.
The historical record of Eostre is incredibly small: a single reference written by a Christian monk named Bede, writing after the supposed worship of Eostre has already vanished from England. he comments that the word Easter, in English, comes from Eostre, or perhaps from Eostremounth, the mouth in which Easter occurs.
Bede doesn't know anyone who worships Eostre, and no worshiper of Eostre has left any records of her at all. There is no mention of a specific holiday for Eostre, and no mention of rabbits or eggs. Most of the claims equating Eostre and Easter, therefore, are entirely made up. The only potential connection is the word Easter and the name Eostre, an issue that only exists in English. In Romantic languages, the word for Easter is based on Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover, which Jesus was celebrating at the time of his execution. And the Romantic language speakers have been celebrating Easter far longer than the English.
Stop repeating the fallacy. Please. And stop presuming world practices revolve around what went on in England.