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No, Easter is about God raising from the grave.... not about sexy costumes
If you dont believe in Christ, why celebrate Easter, or even Christmas for that matter.
Well...technically Easter originated in Pagan religion, not Christian. In fact, Christmas falls around the time of Pagan Winter Solstice. Basically what happened is that Christianity wanted to wipe out the Pagan religion, so they put all their holidays on top of or near Pagan ones and renamed them. So there's reason to celebrate Easter and Christmas if you're Pagan as well. Or Wiccan, which I believe holds to the Pagan traditions (if I recall).
Ever wonder what chocolate bunnies had to do with Jesus (not God, technically - isn't Jesus his son??) rising? Absolutely nothing! They come from bunnies which are a symbol of fertility which links to the original Pagan celebration of life which is around the same time as Easter.
Same thing will dying eggs. That doesn't have anything to do with Christianity. It's a symbol of fertility and life.
Anyone can celebrate fertility and life. In fact, I'm agnostic and celebrate both holidays - not for the Christian association tied to them, but because I like to have an excuse to buy presents for my son. Who will also hear the true origins of such holidays so he has an answer for people who believe holidays rise and set with their own religion.