Confused Christians tell us it is a pagan holiday. To which I say it's only pagan if I let it be. The essence of Easter time is summed up in Deuteronomy 16:1 which reads, “In honor of the Lord your God, celebrate the Passover each year in the early spring, in the month of Abib, (Hebrew: Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the Lord your God. Abib, the first month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar, usually occurs within the months of March and April.), for that was the month in which the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
Easter to me, celebrates our born again experience, coming out of the world and all of its pain into the awesome and marvelous God-life through Christ Jesus, God's only begotten son. The death angel has passed over us because His blood has been applied and we are now free.