The Strange and Wonderful History of the Easter Bunny
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? For most people, the answer is easter eggs and the easter bunny. But where did these traditions come from? And why are they associated with Easter? In this blog post, we will explore the strange and wonderful history of the easter bunny!
Where does the Easter Bunny come from?
The Easter bunny is a popular symbol of Easter that is said to bring easter eggs to children on Easter morning. But where did this tradition come from? The Easter bunny actually has its origins in pre-Christian paganism. According to the website History.com, "the Easter Bunny first appeared in 16th century Germany, where it was known as Oschter Haws. This creature was believed to deliver easter eggs to children on Easter morning."
The tradition of the easter bunny then spread to America in the 18th century, where it became a popular symbol of Easter. Today, the easter bunny is a beloved symbol of Easter that is enjoyed by children and adults alike!
Why does the Easter Bunny deliver eggs?
The Easter bunny is said to deliver easter eggs because they are a symbol of new life. Easter eggs are associated with the Easter bunny. But why? Eggs have been associated with Easter since ancient times. According to the website History.com, "eggs were a symbol of new life and rebirth in pagan celebrations of spring."
This tradition was then adopted by Christians and became associated with Easter. Today, easter eggs are a popular symbol of Easter that is enjoyed by children and adults alike!
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Traditions are some of the best things in family life. They are beliefs or customs that are handed down from generation to generation and are our connection to the past. Traditions can bring families together, and they are super important for children as they grow up. It creates expectation, anticipation, and significance. Traditions also help to bring families together and make them feel as if they are a part of something bigger in life.
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What does the Easter Bunny look like?
The Easter bunny is usually depicted as a white rabbit like the one in the image below.
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