Trinity Batts | May 4, 2021
Have you ever wondered what a bunny has to do with Easter? Or why we used to run around as kids picking up eggs? Well, in this article we are going to take a look at the history of the Easter bunny and how this story came to be.
Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. But what does that have to do with bunnies and eggs? The Easter bunny originated from the German Lutherans as the Easter Hare. Originally, the Easter hare played a similar role to Santa Claus by evaluating whether children were good or bad. The Easter hare would also bear gifts like Santa which in this case were colorful eggs and candy in which he would deliver to the children’s houses the night before the holiday. Now you might be wondering why they chose a bunny to deliver eggs, and not a chicken. It is said that the rabbit was chosen due to their paegan roots representing fertility and rebirth.
After many years this rabbit has become a staple symbol we all think of when it comes to Easter. Whether you are 6 or 60, we can always look to the Easter Bunny to continue to bring us joy during Easter.