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Posted on March 31, 2021

How Did Easter Become Represented by an Easter Bunny?

Categories: Educational

As most people know, Easter is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.  The Easter Holiday is based on the resurrection of Christ but many of the Easter traditions are not biblical at all.  So how did the Easter Bunny become a part of this holiday?


The exact origins of how the bunny became part of Easter are not completely known.  It is believed that the Easter Bunny first arrived in America is the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.”    Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.  Eventually, the custom spread across the US and the morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other candy/gifts in a decorated basket which replaced the original nests.


The Easter Bunny tradition has been popular and looks like it is here to stay.

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