I've heard as I was a child that it comes from ancient pagans or pharaohs who had believed that rabbits had been symbols of fertility. Germans also associated the rabbit with Easter and may have done so as early as 1500 BC. According to the Germanic tradition, children would create nests out of girl’s bonnets and boy’s
caps in hopes the Easter hare would lay colorful eggs in the nests. The Easter hare became the Easter bunny by the 19th century
Just wrote a hub showing many of the origins for the "Easter" celebration and its customs - dating back to ancient Babylon and also reflecting its later migration into Medieval European culture. Hope this is useful.
http://hubpages.com/hub/WHY-NOT-Easter- … orful-Eggs
by wolfshadow5 years ago
At what age did you learn the truth behind Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc.How did you learn and how did it make you feel?
by csharada7 years ago
In the phrase: Easter bunny, should 'bunny' be capitalized?
by RodneyBlaec Rainey4 years ago
Why keep perpetuating the myths of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc.?
by Annie3 years ago
Where Did the Idea of the Easter Bunny Come From?
by Robie Benve3 years ago
What is the origin of the Easter Bunny?I grew up in Italy, and we have no Easter bunny there. I was wondering how it got to be so important here in the US. Do you know the legend behind the Easter bunny?
by Tina Hope6 years ago
What age were you when you realized that Easter Bunny doesn't exist? And how did you find out?I looked after a little girl aged 10 and she still believed in Santa Claus and Easter Bunny thanks to her mum pretending to...
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