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Where Did the Idea of the Easter Bunny Come From?

  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image81
    Darknlovely3436posted 6 years ago

    Where Did the Idea of the Easter Bunny Come From?

  2. whonunuwho profile image81
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    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?

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Easter is a Germanic, fertility celebration.
    We have the saying - 'breed like rabbits.'

  4. CJMcAllister profile image84
    CJMcAllisterposted 3 years ago

    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