So the festival might be steeped in pagan history and the roots might be nowhere close to Christian. So hot cross buns, pickled fish (if you live on the Cape Flats), Easter eggs and even the Easter bunny might have nothing to do with why we celebrate. Does any of those then nullify or detract from what actually happened and what it means?
The day that Jesus Christ died (be it whatever day), was to free us from the bondage of the power of sin. And his resurrection from the dead was to free us from the power of death. And yes, no amount of rituals, chocolate, fish, or resistance to the various expressions of our modern society will satisfy what really happened. Is it then so bad to have symbols and reminders of that great event?
Don’t lose focus of the big picture!