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What do Choclate bunnies ,candies and eggs have to do with Easter?

  1. moneyfairy profile image64
    moneyfairyposted 3 years ago

    The real meaning of Easter has nothing to do with candy, eggs, easter egg hunts etc... so who started all this commercialism?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol... good question. I work at a grocery store and the baby chicks and chocolate bunnies are kind of gross to me.

      1. moneyfairy profile image64
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know totaly gross..the marshmallow chicks that is smile. the solid chocolate bunnies are tasty though.
        I also love ham and scalloped potatoes that we usually had for Easter sunday dinner. Why? I don't know it was just a family tradition.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          1. moneyfairy profile image64
            moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            smile Thanks Beth LOL

    2. bBerean profile image61
      bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Careful what you ask for.  Here is accurate information, but it is probably more than you want to know:
      http://planksandnails.hubpages.com/hub/ … ern-Church

      1. moneyfairy profile image64
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        bBerean: Thanks very much...interesting article.

    3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Those who don't know what a bunny has to do with rolling a rock away from a cave have obviously never seen Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly! smile

      2. moneyfairy profile image64
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Melissa: You are right I have never watched Monty Python and The Holy Grail....I thought that was a comedy?not anything factual about Easter? Anyway sometime I'll check it out. Thanks!

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    The first tales of an Easter bunny date back to the late 1600s and those beliefs seems to have migrated to the USA in the later 1800s.

    Dying eggs dates back to ancient Eastern European Christian traditions whereby eggs were dyed red to symbolize the blood of Christ.

    1. moneyfairy profile image64
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      relache:Thanks for the interesting info. never heard of the dyed red eggs story Wow. I wonder who in the 1600's started the idea of the Easter Bunny? and how it took to stay till this day?

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The first documentation of the legend was in 1580 and the first published account was in 1680.  The legend of Ostara and the bird she turned into a colored egg laying rabbit dates to far before that, however.  Bede, in his 8th century work noted the feasts held in Ostara's (Eostra) honor among the Germanic pagans.

      1. moneyfairy profile image64
        moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks wilderness very interesting.

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Um, it goes back a little further.  This time of year was once devoted to worshiping Ishtar, a goddess of fertility whose symbols include eggs and bunnies. That is why many of the links between what we do at Easter and Christianity seem a tad... tenuous.

    1. moneyfairy profile image64
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7829245_f248.jpg

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Had to check out this thread when I saw Mark Ewbie had posted.  Where do we get chocolate fish?

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Easter often coincides with the beginning of Spring, new life and new opportunties for growth. So baby animals and new blooming flowers are all signs that the cold, bare, winter is over, and time for new life to Spring about again. Good Friday and Easter symbolize the death and rebirth of Christ for Christians, though a minister friend of mine says since the belief is that Christ died for everyone's sins, every day is like Easter. It depends on whether your family celebrates Easter as a religious holiday or not.

        1. moneyfairy profile image64
          moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thank for sharing Jean. Happy Easter to you and enjoy however you celebrate!!

      2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        From the chocolate fish tank of course. To be honest Marcy - I cleaned it up for the forums.

    2. moneyfairy profile image64
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Mark:Thanks for your strange take on Easter???Thanks for keeping it clean too.

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    BTW - a town near Austin has a cool Easter Fires celebration, where all the adults dress like pioneers, Indians, or Easter Bunnies (like, 300 Easter Bunnies).  I wrote a hub last year, lamenting that the pageant had been discontinued, and this year, it's back - and the hub is getting views.  Yay!

    1. moneyfairy profile image64
      moneyfairyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Marcy for sharing!!! I'll have to check out that hub.

 
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