I do not know wherein you could have been doing all your study however it's certainly now not with whatever written by means of any historian of word. Can I endorse the books written by means of Ronald Hutton, Professor of History at Bristol University, England and a professional in pre-Christian European paganism? Particularly "Stations of the Sun". Hutton is a pagan sympathiser however however concludes that. a million. Halloween originated because the Eve of All Saints Day and there is not any old proof of any pagan impact., two. Easter is Christian and it's dubious that there ever used to be a goddess referred to as "Eostre" or "Ostara". three. The date of Christmas used to be settled lengthy earlier than Christianity reached Norse lands. The date used to be set in Rome wherein none of this used to be of any value. In any case, Yule might be celebrated any time among early December and overdue January. The arrangement with Christmas occurred for the reason that kings and nobles moved their "Yule" banquet to Christmas. The rationale a few Christians, certainly within the USA, do not have fun Halloween is puritanism. When responsible, puritans attacked plenty of Catholic stuff - adding All Saints and its Eve. Anyone who carried on celebrating used to be denounced as a satan worshipper, a witch or a pagan. Not real, simply propaganda however nonetheless broadly believed.