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The origins and history of Easter Bunny and Eggs

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Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Over the years, many traditions have developed around Easter, including the Easter Bunny and Eggs. In this blog, we will explore the origins and history of these beloved Easter symbols.

Origins of Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a symbol of fertility and new life. Its origins can be traced back to pre-Christian times, when ancient pagan cultures celebrated the spring equinox with rituals honoring the goddess Eostre. Eostre was a fertility goddess who was often depicted as a hare or rabbit. The hare was seen as a symbol of fertility and renewal because of its ability to reproduce quickly and frequently.

As Christianity spread throughout Europe, many pagan traditions were incorporated into Christian holidays. The hare or rabbit became associated with Easter because of its association with Eostre, and because of its ability to symbolize new life and rebirth.

In the 17th century, the German tradition of the "Osterhase" or Easter Hare emerged. The Osterhase was a hare that laid colored eggs in nests made by children. This tradition was brought to America by German immigrants in the 18th century, and over time, the Easter Hare became the Easter Bunny.

History of Easter Eggs

The tradition of decorating eggs for Easter dates back thousands of years. Ancient cultures such as the Persians, Egyptians, and Greeks all decorated eggs as part of their springtime celebrations.

In early Christian history, eggs were a symbol of the resurrection. The eggshell was seen as a tomb from which new life emerged, just as Jesus emerged from the tomb on Easter Sunday. In medieval Europe, eggs were often decorated with religious symbols and given as gifts.

The tradition of coloring eggs for Easter became popular in the 19th century. This tradition is believed to have originated in Eastern Europe, where eggs were often decorated with intricate designs using wax and dye. Over time, the tradition spread to other parts of Europe and eventually to America.

Today, Easter eggs are often made from chocolate or plastic and are filled with candy or small toys. The tradition of hunting for Easter eggs is a popular activity for children, who search for hidden eggs in the yard or around the house.


The Easter Bunny and Eggs are beloved symbols of the Easter holiday. The origins of these traditions can be traced back to ancient pagan cultures, and their meanings have evolved over time to become part of Christian celebrations. Today, the Easter Bunny and Eggs are an important part of the Easter holiday and are enjoyed by people of all ages.

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