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The Wicca Sabbat festival of Ostara is the celebration of the spring equinox, and encompasses all aspects of that season. The spring has fully come on now, and young animals are bounding in the fields. The ewes have birthed their young, and their milk now feeds them as they continue to grow.
In Wicca, there is a recognition of a general ‘Goddess’ figure, who is often seen as a triple goddess, going through the maiden, mother, and crone cycle in each year. For the purposes of this Pagan holiday she is seen as being in her maiden form, young and free, and reveling in the joys of youth. As pertains to specific goddess, Eostre is the goddess of dawn and new beginnings, both very appropriate to a Spring holiday and all it entails.
Similar to those observed at Easter, symbols for Ostara include eggs, rabbits, flowers and seeds. These symbols represent the coming of Spring and incorporate them into rituals, altars and celebratory feasts.

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