Monday, March 18, 2013
Why is the bunny a symbol of Easter?
While there is no mention of a bunny in the Bible, the Eater Bunny has become a symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. The exact origins of the Easter Bunny are unclear, but rabbits are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare. Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit's Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests.