As I understand it it is a merging of Christian and Pagan beliefs that got its start in the 15th century, It has been traced back to Germany and the 13th century worship of a female pagan goddess and whose name was represented by the hare. Later through German Catholicism the merging took place around the 15th century and was brought here to North America in the !7th century where colored eggs were included in the tradition of eating the colored eggs at Easter. These were later supposed to be brought by a rabbit to well behaved children, much like the celebration of St, Nicholas or Santa Clause at Christmas. It seems that tradition and religion often merge, and I ask the question,when regarded from the human approach to enhance and bring beauty and celebration to our lives, is this a bad thing, after all?
Easter is a Germanic, fertility celebration.
We have the saying - 'breed like rabbits.'
The Easter Bunny is one of the most iconic holiday symbols on Earth. How it came to be so associated with the Easter season, however, is a story with which few people are familiar. read more
by ptosis 3 years ago
How come Christians eat ham for Easter when Jesus was a Jew?I would think having lamb or beef would be the choice. And how did the Easter bunny laying chicken eggs? I know eggs are a symbol of birth and life, but what about the rabbit?
by RodneyBlaec Rainey 5 years ago
Why keep perpetuating the myths of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc.?
by csharada 8 years ago
In the phrase: Easter bunny, should 'bunny' be capitalized?
by Robie Benve 4 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 wolfshadow 7 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 mama_em 8 years ago
What is the story behind the Easter Bunny?
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