Easter celebration in the spring has been known since 2700 BC by ancient Egyptians. They celebrated Easter because it was related to the sun’s astronomy where day and night have equal time, marking the beginning of creation. Ancient Egyptian Easter included the spring festival, which celebrated the harvest of crops, especially wheat. Ancient Egyptians colored the shells of boiled eggs, which were symbols of fertility, and they ate salted fish out door. They also ate round sugar cookies carved in the shape of sun rays.
Additionally, Egyptian Christians celebrate Easter on Palm Sunday, and also non-Christian Egyptians celebrate the traditional Easter on Monday after Palm Sunday. They call it Sham El-Nasim, which means inhaling of the breeze because the Coptic calendar is the same as the ancient Egyptian calendar.
Ancient Egypt was eventually occupied by the Greek and Roman Empires, who adopted some of the traditions of the Egyptian spring festival.
The Jews celebrate the Passover around this time as well, and the Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on Palm Sunday after Good Friday. However, traditional celebrations in Egypt differ from religious celebrations in a variety of ways.
In fact, the majority of Egyptians are Muslims and they believe that Allah is the creator of Earth, Heavens, and everything in between. Muslims believe in Jesus in a different way from Christians. Jesus’s story was inspired in the Quran. In Islam Jesus is the prophet of Christianity who was granted by God the Miracles of healing from diseases, resurrection of a dead person, creation of a bird from clay, and the Lord Allah ordered a table of food from the Heavens to His believers.
Muslims also believe that God (Allah) created Jesus in the Virgin Mary as He created Adam without a father. They also believe that God raised Jesus to the Heavens before any one killed or tortured him. Muslims do not believe in trinity, and they believe that God is an Absolute one. They also believe in the Day of Judgment.
So, the origin of Easter was 2700 BC and includes traditional celebration not religious.